November is National Diabetes Awareness Month (NDAM). Please take some time to check out our T1D topics. We encourage you to share this information on your social media to help educate and raise awareness about Type 1 Diabetes.
NOVEMBER 14th IS WORLD DIABETES DAY!
The Charles H. Best Diabetes Centre plans to honour this important day, along with others in over 300 countries around the world. November 14th celebrates Sir Frederick Banting, a Canadian medical scientist who co-discovered insulin. The symbol for World Diabetes Day (WDD) is a blue circle; blue signifying the sky all around the world, as well as the United Nations flag and the circle is a symbol that is accessible to all, even those who cannot read or write.
November 14th is a very important day in the world of diabetes as it marks World Diabetes Day across the globe! The goal is to raise awareness of the impact that diabetes has on the family and support network of those affected, and promotes the role of the family in management, care and education. Together, we can support our growing number of patients and families living with type 1.
The World Diabetes Day campaign aims to:
Be the platform to promote IDF advocacy efforts throughout the year
Be the global driver to promote the importance of taking coordinated and concerted actions to confront diabetes as a critical global health issue
The campaign is represented by a blue circle logo that was adopted 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.
See more from the International Diabetes Federation
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The Charles H. Best Diabetes Centre encourages our patients and families to help raise awareness and much needed funds to keep the Centre running at its 'BEST'! We have had success running a toonie for T1D program in past years, by sending information and flyers home with students through their school. Unfortunately due to COVID-19, that is not possible this year. You can still help by sharing this information with your child's school teachers, on your social media, and with friends and family. Together we can raise awareness through our community about World Diabetes Day.