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…
You may have heard about a new campaign in the Diabetes Online Community called WalkWithD.
This is NOT one of the many initiatives popping up to commemorate National Diabetes Awareness Month in November or supporting the big upcoming World Diabetes Day frenzy. Nope, this one is an ongoing effort to quash diabetes stigma that so many of us face on a regular basis, throughout the year.
It began with a meetup of diabetes advocates, whose…
It's hard to believe it's been a whole year since the intrepid D-blogger and advocate Kim Vlasnik was inspired by Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" viral video campaign to create the equally awe-inspiring "You Can Do This!" campaign.
Kim's campaign has brought together dozens of videos, from type 1s to type 2s, children to adults, parents to D-celebs, all of whom want to let you know that even if you're struggling with diabetes... you can…
Today is annual Diabetes Alert Day — an important day, I suppose, for finding all those "hidden" type 2 diabetics out there who don't yet know they have it — but for us already living with diabetes, a somewhat enigmatic campaign. Also, for those of us concerned with type 1 diabetes, today seems like an excellent day to do some advocating on the symptoms and risk factors for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes,…Read more »