I’ve become accustomed to seeing the Pink Ribbon on soda cans and packages of cookies in the supermarket, but was a little stunned when I stopped by ULTA last week to pick up a jar of my favorite face cream, and discovered it packaged in a special breast-cancer-pink advocacy box! In fact, the whole store was having a Pink Ribbon promo. Wow! This is the type of consumer-grabbing campaign I’d like to see for diabetes…Read more »
November is nearly upon us, which means the biggest month in diabetes advocacy is about to begin! As most of you know, November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and don’t forget to circle Nov. 14 in blue — that’s World Diabetes Day.
World Diabetes Day was launched unofficially in the mid-1980s by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), and then was crystalized in 2007 when a UN Resolution was passed, acknowledging diabetes as a global epidemic…
Diabetes Awareness Month comes to a close for another year today. I think we can all be proud that we did our very best to be heard. There were hundreds and thousands of blog posts, grassroots education campaigns, and local meet-ups.
We lit up the world!
We gave “Blue Fridays” a new meaning!
The Big Blue Test campaign was a huge-mongous success! (Congrats and we love you, Manny!)
On top of that, research progressed, as…
Are you ready, PWDs? I hope you have your calendar marked for this Sunday, Nov. 14: World Diabetes Day 2010.
What to do to help the cause? There are plenty of campaigns to get behind this month, but here are my Top 4 suggestions:
* Find out what’s happening in your city/ state / town and be part of it this Sunday!
To do this, you can:
Browse the International Diabetes Federation’s calendar of 300+…Read more »
In memory of those who have lost their battle with diabetes…
For a long a time, many of us in the Diabetes Community have been wishing there were a place to honor Loved Ones and Friends who’ve been taken away by this disease. I personally have been toying with the idea for several years, but somehow never got around to making it happen.
Luckily, I recently ran into Barbra Marche of the Canadian-based site DiabetesAdvocacy,…