HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!!
At the close of each year, we like to tap the top diabetes advocacy organizations to share what they feel they’ve accomplished, and what kinds of plans / goals / strategies they have in mind for the new year ahead.
So, once again we asked the pointed questions: Did they live up to their own expectations for 2013? And what do they envision for continuing to help the D-community in 2014?…
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!!
Well, here we are — World Diabetes Day 2012!
Today, we mark the anniversary of the day the co-creator of insulin, Dr. Frederick Banting, was born back in 1891. While World Diabetes Day has been around for more than two decades, founded by the International Diabetes Federation, it really started getting noticed in 2007, when the United Nations issued a resolution and made it an official day of observance.
Five years later, the community has…
Welcome again to our ongoing series about living with diabetes around the globe. We’re very excited to bring you this special account of life in the United Arab Emirates by Aisha AlQaissieh, a 25-year-old native of Abu Dhabi, the capitol of the country, where she works at her family’s business. Aisha was diagnosed with type 1 at age 12 and struggled with her diabetes for a few years before becoming a patient at the UAE’s…Read more »
Fellow PWDs, do you know your rights? Take Note: there is now an official International Charter of Rights and Responsibilities for People with Diabetes, developed by the International Diabetes Federation and published yesterday.
In truth, this straightforward four-page document (click here for PDF) is more of an “international declaration” since it doesn’t carry any legal weight. But it is nevertheless chock full of very specific “suggestions” in four categories:
1. The Right to Care
Talking to mainstream media about diabetes seems to be one of the biggest mysteries of life, does it not? When a big news story hits, we’re often faced with one perpetuated myth after another. For example, recent headlines screamed that the CDC is now speculating that 1 in 3 people in the US will have diabetes by 2050, but most stories didn’t specify that they meant type 2 diabetes exclusively. Big difference, right? Everyone from…Read more »