Some of you may remember Jonny White from the post we wrote recently on his documentary film project called Welcome to Type 1. Jonny lives in Nova Scotia, Canada, and works as a lecturer in Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University and at UCLA Extension. He’s also an all-around diabetes advocate, diagnosed himself with type 1 at age 15. Most recently, he’s been instrumental in launching a sweeping new international diabetes advocacy “task force” of…Read more »
Anybody heard about the first-ever upcoming United Nations (UN) High-Level Summit Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), in which heads of state from around the world will meet in New York City on Sept. 19 and 20? Um, we’re not sure President Obama has either, and that’s very bad news for diabetes, according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).
IDF approached a bunch of us D-bloggers and online advocates at the Roche Social Media Summit in…
Wow, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) works fast! Following the Roche Social Media Summit, where their head of communications Isabella Platon presented, it took just a few days for them to connect with us D-bloggers and turn around a national postcard-writing campaign that could potentially pack a huge global punch:
The goal is to get President Barack Obama to show up and present at the upcoming UN Summit on global health issues (non-communicable diseases) on…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