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World Diabetes Day Archives

World Diabetes Day

Updated 22 weeks ago
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.

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It's World Diabetes Day!

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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

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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. 

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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:

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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:

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