If you missed our first World Diabetes Day 2014 post early today, be sure to check out that story about creating a Diabetes Nation (for real!). Now, we’re happy to share a second story for this special Blue Friday Nov. 14 — one of a charitable alliance working to raise awareness about insulin access across the globe. It’s something sorely in need of attention, as evidenced by some great initiatives like the International Diabetes Federation’s…Read more »
Welcome to another (hopefully blue-colored) World Diabetes Day!
First added to the calendar back in 1991, this annual observation was of course placed on this particular day thanks to its historical D-significance as the birthday of the co-creator of insulin, Dr. Frederick Banting, who was born on Nov. 14, 1891 — and would be celebrating his 123rd birthday if we were alive today!
Today, we are wearing blue and also tuning in for this year’s…
We share numerous stories here at the ‘Mine about diabetes across the globe, and how many in our community are doing what they can to help those in need worldwide. Today, we’re excited to share a first-hand account of a fellow type 1 and friend here in Indianapolis, who spent three weeks this summer on a mission trip to Mozambique, Africa. Her aim: to help develop a health plan for the people in that Third…Read more »
It seems there’s always a diabetes conference of some sort being held somewhere in the world — and of course not all of them are very earthshaking. But the 5th International DAWN Summit held in the Netherlands in early April may be an exception.
It’s an annual gathering of a multitude of international players in the diabetes world, led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO), the Denmark-based Steno Diabetes…
We’re always fascinated to connect with fellow diabetics living all around the world who are doing amazing things. That’s the point of our Global Diabetes series, highlighting different perspectives from around the globe.
Recently, we heard from another young diabetes leader living in a far-away land: Wojciech Zając, a Polish college student studying at two different universities in Poland, who’s been living with type 1 for about a decade now.
He’s recently found his calling…