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 »
Last week, we interviewed the American Diabetes Association’s CEO Larry Hausner on that organization’s ambitious plans for the next few years. FYI, Larry is also currently chair of the board of directors of the National Health Council (NHC), a national patient policy organization representing all people living with chronic illness.
In our phone interview, in which he was very generous with his time, we talked about what the NHC organization does, along with asking Larry…
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 »
National Diabetes Awareness Month is over, but it’s never too late to Unite Behind the Blue Circle for diabetes advocacy!
We’re counting our Blue Circle campaign as a success, for the following reasons:
- over 3,300 people signed the petition calling on all major U.S. diabetes associations, including the ADA, JDRF, and AADE, to recognize and help promote the Blue Circle as the universal symbol for diabetes awareness. Our parent company Alliance Health Networks will…
According to the authorities, the annual World Diabetes Day celebration on November 14 got started way back in 1991. But of course nobody heard much about it until that history-making UN resolution was signed, recognizing the urgency of diabetes and declaring World Diabetes Day an official United Nations Day, to be observed every year beginning in 2007. That was when IDF kicked off the global Monument Challenge, encouraging cities around the world to illuminate their…Read more »