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…
Today we find ourselves exactly one month out from the annual international World Diabetes Day observance on Nov. 14, and just a few short weeks away from yet another national Diabetes Awareness Month.
It can be a bittersweet time for those of us who are pancreatically-challenged, as we see the simultaneous overwhelming and exciting waves of diabetes advocacy and awareness being bantered about.
Those of us living with diabetes every day obviously don’t need a…
Ever wonder what it’s like living with this exasperating illness in the far reaches of the world? So do we! That’s why we created our Global Diabetes Series — a sort of “virtual tour of the world” via testimonials from people with grappling diabetes all over the globe.
Today, we bring you a story from the (former Yugoslav) Republic of Macedonia, or in their own language: Република Македонија. Where the heck is that? On the…Read more »
A very happy (and hopefully blue-colored) World Diabetes Day, Everyone!
Of course, this annual celebration was placed on this particular day thanks to its historical D-significance as the birthday of co-creator of insulin, Dr. Frederick Banting, who was born on Nov. 14, 1891 — and would be celebrating his 122nd birthday if we were alive today! (In fact, the Banting Homestead in Canada just opened a new education center in conjunction with World Diabetes Day…