World Diabetes Day
World Diabetes Day is a campaign that features a new theme chosen by the International Diabetes Federation each year to address issues facing the global diabetes community. While the themed campaigns last the whole year, the day itself is celebrated on November 14, to mark the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, first conceived the idea which led to the discovery of insulin in 1921.
Activities include: Go Blue for Breakfast, Bring Diabetes to Light, WDD Treasure Hunt, and even a Selfie App to bring the international symbol of diabetes, the blue circle, into your selfie.
Beyond Type 1
Beyond Type 1 advocacy work focuses on equity: making sure people with diabetes have access to care by tackling issues like systemic racism, financial privilege, and discrimination in all its forms.
Type One to Type None
Check out what JDRF has planned for Diabetes Awarenss Month!