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World Diabetes Day Article Archives

November 2013

November 14: Our Day the World Over!

Almost every day on our calendars commemorate or celebrate one thing or another. There's a National Maritime Day, as well as an America Recycles Day, and even a Wright Brothers Day.

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 14, 2013

November 2012

It's World Diabetes Day!

What are you doing today to mark the occasion? I have an idea for something you might enjoy!

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 14, 2012

October 2012

Join in a Virtual Dance-a-thon, November 10, 2012!

You don't have to live in San Francisco to participate in the annual Dance Out Diabetes dance-a-thon event.

comments 1 comment - Posted Oct 15, 2012

November 2010

Diabetes Association of Atlanta Caps Off Successful Diabetes University

Atlanta, Ga. -With more than 30 state and nationally-renowned speakers, 400 attendees and dozens of workshops and panels, the 17th Annual Diabetes University concluded Saturday as one of the largest in the Diabetes Association of Atlanta's history.

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 17, 2010

Be Part of the Cure

Hundreds of people like you are choosing to Be Part of Cure. They are sharing their personal experiences - both heartbreaking and inspiring - of how diabetes has touched their lives.

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 13, 2010

This World Diabetes Day, Measure Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Imagine a pandemic. A disease comes into a community and then spreads across borders, causing disability and death in its path.  Scientists fight to contain its spread, and doctors try to mitigate its effects.  Most people associate this kind of scenario with a pathogen: a virus or bacteria, like HIV or avian flu, that has found a way to exploit the human body.  In fact, however, the overwhelming majority of pandemics are the result of noncommunicable diseases that are not spread by pathogens: conditions like cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. 

comments 1 comment - Posted Nov 12, 2010

Bring Diabetes To Light!

World Diabetes Day celebrations are marked by the lighting of iconic buildings and monuments in blue. In 2009, over 1000 monuments were lit in blue around the world. See What's Happening in California for World Diabetes Day

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 11, 2010

JDRF Clinical Panel Recommends Next Steps for Artificial Pancreas Clinical Testing

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 10, 2010 --- Diabetes experts at a meeting convened by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) took the next step in advancing efforts toward the development of an artificial pancreas: putting forth clinical recommendations to ensure the safe and effective testing of artificial pancreas technology in real-life situations. We are pleased at today's meeting there was a strong consensus among leading clinicians, researchers and industry leaders regarding the path toward outpatient studies for both low-glucose suspend and artificial pancreas systems. 

comments 5 comments - Posted Nov 10, 2010

Activity roundup. Australia, Ireland and the Big Blue Test

With just a few days left to 14 November, we imagine that a lot of you are making those final touches to your World Diabetes Day celebrations or have already started your awareness activities. Here's a further look at what will be taking place around the world to mark the day:

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 6, 2010

Blue Monument Challenge: 300 and rising...

Over 300 monuments and buildings from more than 40 countries will be participating in this year's World Diabetes Day Blue Monument Challenge - http://bit.ly/MClwI. Brazil currently leads the way with 38 lightings, followed by Argentina and Norway. The latest monuments to join the Challenge include:

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 6, 2010

Blue Circle Champions

Earlier this year the IDF launched an initiative to get high-profile athletes and other celebrities with diabetes to pledge their support for World Diabetes Day by wearing the blue circle pin - the global symbol of diabetes - to promote diabetes awareness. We are proud to be able to showcase the following inspiring individuals who have not let diabetes get in the way of achieving their goals:

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 5, 2010

"Be Part of the Cure" Campaign Kicks Off National Diabetes Awareness Month

HOLLYWOOD, FL- Beginning today, thousands of people who want to help put an end to diabetes can be part of the cure by participating in the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation's online campaign at BePartoftheCure.org.  Kicking off National Diabetes Awareness Month, the Be Part of the CURE campaign is a fun and meaningful way for people living with diabetes, their family and friends, and anyone concerned about curing this devastating disease to literally participate in the "CURE."

comments 1 comment - Posted Nov 1, 2010

World Diabetes Day is the Primary Global Awareness Campaign of the Diabetes World

It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the alarming rise in diabetes around the world. In 2007, the United Nations marked the Day for the first time with the passage of the United Nations World Diabetes Day Resolution in December 2006, which made the existing World Diabetes Day an official United Nations World Health Day.

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 1, 2010

September 2010

Diabetes and Alcohol: What You Need to Know

If you are meeting a friend for a drink after work or attending a holiday party where alcohol is being offered, is it a health risk or a benefit?  The medical and nutrition literature reports that moderate consumption of alcohol can offer some health benefits, particularly for your heart. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 defines drinking in moderation as no more than one drink per day for women or two drinks per day for men. One drink, by definition, is a 12-ounce beer, eight-ounce glass of malt liquor, five ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of hard liquor.  Moderate alcohol consumption may reduce the risk of having a heart attack or stroke, lower the risk of developing gallstones, and prevent the development of type 2 diabetes in people with pre-diabetes. Studies show  that those benefiting from moderate consumption are middle-aged and older adults.  It is not recommended, however, that anyone begin drinking or drink more frequently on the basis of health considerations.

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 15, 2010

May 2010

IDF Launches World Diabetes Day 2010 Campaign

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has kicked off its World Diabetes Day campaign under the slogan "Let's take control of diabetes. Now."  Led by the International Diabetes Federation and its member associations, World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on November 14. Created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to growing concerns about the escalating threat of diabetes worldwide, it reaches a global audience of over 1 billion people. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2007.

comments 0 comments - Posted May 18, 2010

February 2010

Artificial Pancreas Project Update

Feb. 11, 2010 - At the 3rd International Conference on Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) in Basel, Switzerland, Roche Diabetes Care, the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), and Sansum Diabetes Research Institute announced their expanded collaboration in the Artificial Pancreas Project sponsored by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

comments 3 comments - Posted Feb 18, 2010

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