Join the Pin a Personality campaign!

The Pin a Personality campaign was launched in 2012 to help the blue circle become the universally recognised symbol for diabetes awareness. The concept is simple: identify a personality or well-know individual in your community and get them to wear the blue circle pin to show their support for diabetes awareness. Take a picture and share it with us!


Dr. Gias Al Mamun


World Diabetes Day 2012 - a day to remember

From Chennai to Copenhagen, Delhi to Doha, Mumbai to Melbourne the world once again came together on 14 November to raise awareness of the ever-increasing threat posed by the diabetes epidemic in every part of the world, and to help bring about improvements to the lives of the 371 million people currently affected by diabetes.

Farah Ahmad

Share your World Diabetes Day experience

Whatever you're doing this World Diabetes Day, do share it with us and the global community:

Dr. Abbas Mansour

Dr. Abbas Ali Mansour MD, FRCP is a Consultant Physician in Al-Faiha Diabetes and Endocrine centre in Bastah, Iraq. In response to the rising diabetes prevalence in the city, Dr Abbas founded a diabetes clinic five years ago to take care of people with diabetes. At the beginning he started in a room in the hospital with a staff of one nurse and a documenting employee.

20 days to WDD: how you can mark the day

World Diabetes Day - 14 November - is less than 20 days away! Here's a reminder of how you can support the campaign:

IDF partner supports LFAC on World Diabetes Day

International Diabetes Federation partner Boehringer Ingelheim will be continuing their support of the IDF Life for a Child Programme by donating the proceeds of an employee 3km run that will be held at the company's headquarters on November 14 - World Diabetes Day. A total of €20,000 will be donated to the programme. This is the fourth consecutive year that the company organises an initiative in support of Life for a Child.

WDD activity spotlight: Denmark, North America and Spain

One month to go to 14 November and awareness activities are already underway in many countries to mark World Diabetes Day 2012. Here's a look at how diabetes will be in the spotlight in three parts of the world this November: