OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE
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.
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
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 and can provide a fact sheet for your school to provide to students that not only raises awareness, but is an easy fundraising opportunity that you can support just by asking your child's principal to participate.
Speak to your child's school principal about distributing WDD fundraising flyers to the students.
Once you receive approval to participate in the T1D awareness day and fundraiser, ask your principal and let us know how many students are attending your child's school, so we know how many flyers you'll need.
Come by The Best Centre and we will provide you the flyers to deliver to your child's school for distribution to the students. Click HERE to view the WDD flyer.
The Best Centre is happy to contact the school to provide more information. Please contact Marla at or 905.620.0360
Nothing is more impactful than the lived experience. Please send us your stories and photos for us to share throughout the month using the form, below or by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you'd like to be a part of the O&E movement, please let us know by using the form, below, to tell us where your passion lies, what your interests are, who you're connected to and how you can help.
Past NDAM postings:
T1D Stickers and Accessories | Driving with T1D | Pump Lingo | Dawn Phenomenon | Blood Sugar Management Get Diabetes Right | Foot Care | Sleep: the lost frontier | Glycemic Index | Medication Management