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…
After a busy summer in the Diabetes Community, we find ourselves transitioning into Fall with just as much activity online! Indeed, the diabetes blogosphere is bristling full of great posts that are just as diverse and beautiful as the changing colors of Fall foliage.
Here’s a look at some of our fave posts from September, in no particular order:
Many of us in the D-Community tuned in for this year’s Miss America competition, which…
Put on your dancing shoes, Diabetes Community!
There’s a new national education and wellness campaign aimed at getting you to move your booty.
The big message behind it is that just a little dancing can go a long way toward improving your health with diabetes.
The program, called T2 Dance Crew, was launched at the end of April by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a division of the JnJ family. Big names behind the effort are Debbie Allen,…
Have a look at the image below. Rap video? Check. Street-smart poetry? Check. Medical professionals on board with facts you need to know about diabetes? Double-check.
It ain’t your typical diabetes awareness PSA (pubic service announcement).
Nope — a relatively new video campaign in California called The Bigger Picture is “stepping outside the box” to raise awareness about diabetes through a unique partnership between healthcare professionals and artists, working together to create innovative, in-your-face PSA…