According to the authorities, the annual World Diabetes Day celebration on November 14 got started way back in 1991. But of course nobody heard much about it until that history-making UN resolution was signed, recognizing the urgency of diabetes and declaring World Diabetes Day an official United Nations Day, to be observed every year beginning in 2007. That was when IDF kicked off the global Monument Challenge, encouraging cities around the world to illuminate their…Read more »
This past spring, one of our Grand Prize winners of the 2011 DiabetesMine Design Challenge was 26-year-old Luciana Urruty, from Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. As a former fashion designer and a type 1 diabetic for 12 years, Luciana entered the competition with a concept called BLOB, a small, colorful device that discreetly delivers insulin. This is especially important for Luciana, because in Uruguay, insulin injections are essentially the only way for people with diabetes…Read more »
This year is the Seventh Annual D-Blog Day, started by the wonderful Gina Capone, founder of Diabetes Talkfest and moderator on JDRF’s Juvenation community site. D-Blog Day is essentially one day a year in which everyone in the DOC is encouraged to write about their experiences blogging about diabetes — as a way to increase the chatter even more, and also to include bloggers who may not necessarily identify themselves as D-bloggers but who are…Read more »
We probably don’t need to tell you that the Diabetes Online Community is all abuzz over the full-page ad that JDRF ran in The New York Times and in The Washington Post last week. It’s quite the shock campaign… and most of the buzz has been about that 1 in 20 statistic. Can it possibly be accurate that so many people with diabetes die of low blood sugar?!
JDRF stands behind the statistic, citing…
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 »