Activity roundup. Australia, Ireland and the Big Blue Test

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Nov 6, 2010

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:

- In Australia, Diabetes Australia has asked all their members to nominate a health professional who has helped them to take control of their diabetes; an art competition has been launched for members aged 5-12 years to design a postcard incorporating the blue circle symbol; 60 diabetes support groups around the country will be conducting a walk in their community; and once again several cities have agreed to light monuments in blue for diabetes awareness.

- In Ireland, the Diabetes Federation of Ireland will be holding their Diabetes Health Awareness Exhibition which will feature a variety of attractions, including free diabetes screening, cholesterol, BMI and HbA1c testing, foot and eye checks, education workshops for people with diabetes, and fun activities for children and their families. Over 2,000 attendees are expected on 14 November.

- In the USA, the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF), a World Diabetes Day Champion, has launched its Big Blue Test to promote the benefits of exercise for people with diabetes by inviting them to test their blood sugar on 14 November, do 14 minutes of physical activity, test again and share their results online. For 2010, a promotional video has been produced to raise funds for the International Diabetes Federation's Life for a Child Programme and Insulin for Life, two global initiatives that provide life-saving diabetes medication and supplies to children in developing countries. DHF is aiming for a minimum of 100,000 views of the video. Visit to watch the video and participate in the Big Blue Test.

Visit our online events calendar - to see what will be taking place in your country and keep sending us information about your events -

WDD in pictures: Blue nails for World Diabetes Day -

Actividades en todo el mundo: Australia, Irlanda y la Gran Prueba


Con tan sólo 8 días para el 14 de noviembre, nos imaginamos que muchos de ustedes están ultimando los preparativos para la celebración del Día  Mundial de la Diabetes o ya han comenzando sus actividades de concienciación. Veamos qué actividades tendrán lugar en el mundo para marcar el Día Mundial de la Diabetes:

- En Australia, Diabetes Australia ha pedido a sus miembros que nominen a un profesional de la salud que haya sido de ayuda en el control de la diabetes; también tendrá lugar una competición de arte para los miembros de 5 a 12 años en la que deben diseñar una postal que incorpore el círculo azul; 60 grupos de apoyo de diabetes de todo el país llevarán a cabo una caminata en su comunidad; y de nuevo muchas ciudades apoyarán la celebración iluminando monumentos en azul para crear conciencia sobre la diabetes. 

- En Irlanda, la Federación de Diabetes de Irlanda llevará a cabo una Exhibición de Concienciación sobre la Diabetes en la que tendrán lugar diferentes actividades como rastreos para diabetes, pruebas de colesterol, IMC y HbA1c, revisiones de pie y oculares, talleres educacionales para personas con diabetes y actividades divertidas para los niños y sus familias. Se esperan más de 2000 participantes el 14 de noviembre.

- En los EEUU, el campeón del Día Mundial de la Diabetes la Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) ha lanzado su Gran Prueba Azul con la intención de promocionar los beneficios del ejercicio para las personas con diabetes e invitando a todas las personas a que se miden el azúcar en sangre el 14 de noviembre, realicen 14 minutos de ejercicio físico, se midan de nuevo su glucosa en sangre y compartan sus resultados en línea. Este año se ha producido un video promocional producido con la intención de recoger fondos para el programa Life for a Child de la Federación Internacional de Diabetes e Insulin for Life, dos iniciativas mundiales que proporcionan medicinas y suministros esenciales para la diabetes a niños en países en desarrollo. La DHF espera se visione el video al menos 100.000 veces. Visite para ver el video y participe en la Gran Prueba Azul.

Visite nuestro calendario de eventos en línea - para saber qué actividades tendrán lugar en su país y no se olvide de enviarnos información sobre sus eventos -

WDD en imágenes: Uñas azules para el DMD -


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