World Diabetes Day

Happy World Diabetes Day, fellow diabetics! It’s not something really to celebrate but during Diabetes Awareness Month, it helps bring awareness of this disease worldwide every year.

What is World Diabetes Day?

It was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the threat posed by diabetes. In 2006, World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day. It is marked every year on November 14th, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin alongside Charles Best in 1922.

The theme for World Diabetes Day 2020 is The Nurse and Diabetes.

How ‘worldwide’ is World Diabetes Day?

It is the largest diabetes awareness campaign in the world reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. That’s astounding!

How can I recognize World Diabetes Day campaigns in my area?

Look for the blue circle logo. This logo was adopted by the campaign in 2007 after the passage of the UN Resolution on diabetes. The blue circle is the global symbol for diabetes awareness. It signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes epidemic.

For more information about World Diabetes Day 2020, you can download this .PDF:

I encourage you to find out more about World Diabetes Day and make every day in your community a day of awareness about diabetes. The International Diabetes Federation has many resources and information about diabetes whether you’re here in America or around the world. Don’t let diabetes become bigger than it’s already gotten, once we’re aware of the dangers and the ways we can prevent it, we win. Be safe out there and tell a nurse how much you appreciate them.

Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and it is very important. Diabetes affects so much more people today than a century ago. As obesity affects more and more people each year, diabetes diagnoses are on the rise. I really hope that the information I share on my blog can help you better understand diabetes as well as inform you of some early signs of diabetes. The earlier your doctor can find your diabetes, the better your chances are of controlling and possibly reversing your diabetes.

This month, I want to help in the diabetes research advances and donate to their efforts.

11/8-11/14: American Diabetes Association
11/15-11/21: Cures Within Reach
11/22-11/28: American Society of Nephrology
11/29-12/5: Good Sports

I have launched my Etsy shop and I will be selling my stickers there. 10% of profits from each order will be donated to each organization at the end of each week. The minimum will be $20 whether I sell stickers or not that will come out of my own pocket but I do encourage you to check out my stickers and maybe make a purchase to help donate OR you can go to each organization and donate for yourself!

Also, November 14th is World Diabetes Day so stay tuned for more about that!

This month, we are wearing blue on Fridays in solidarity with diabetics around the world. I will publish another article about the significance of blue with diabetes. Until then, I encourage you to search on your own what diabetes awareness means to you and hopefully one day we can help bring a cure for diabetics everywhere.