We’re back with another edition of our Global Diabetes series, in which we’ve “traveled the world” to bring you the stories of people living with diabetes, from Germany and Spain to India and the United Arab Emirates. Today, Anja Nielsen joins us from Copenhagen, Denmark, where approximately 5% of the population has diabetes. Anja was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1999, and soon after became an active diabetes advocate, involved in both the International…Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
November is nearly upon us, which means the biggest month in diabetes advocacy is about to begin! As most of you know, November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and don’t forget to circle Nov. 14 in blue — that’s World Diabetes Day.
World Diabetes Day was launched unofficially in the mid-1980s by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), and then was crystalized in 2007 when a UN Resolution was passed, acknowledging diabetes as a global epidemic…