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 »
Welcome to November, National Diabetes Awareness Month. Here’s a question for you this month: why doesn’t diabetes have a single, recognizable symbol like the ubiquitous pink ribbon for breast cancer?
The answer is, it could and should, if we patients make it happen!
It’s definitely time for change. Introducing our…
Join the Circle Campaign!
The IDF (International Diabetes Federation) unveiled the Blue Circle for diabetes back in 2006, “to signify unity of the global…
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,…
Speaking of World Diabetes Day, coming up November 14, I discovered this cool series of YouTube videos that the International Diabetes Federation has been pumping out to catch people’s attention. They’re short and evocative, all supporting the slogan “Understand Diabetes, Get Involved.”
For example, this bit on “how many people have diabetes worldwide?” Do you know the number? I didn’t offhand, either:
Or this one, reminding folks to never let neuropathy sneak up on them…Read more »