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:

Protect our Future-The Diabetes Hongkong School-based Education Programme

The World Diabetes Day 2012 campaign gives particular attention to promoting the importance of diabetes awareness and education among children and young people to improve the health of future generations. School-based education programmes have been implemented in several countries to tackle the increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity amoung the young.

Ryan Reed

Send us your WDD video message!

The World Diabetes Day 2012 campaign aims to link the urgent need for action to the protection of the health of our future generations. Focus is placed on highlighting the importance of education in reducing the impact of diabetes. Send us a short video message explaining how you will be active this world Diabetes Day to educate, engage and empower members of your local community to recognise the importance of early awareness of the risks and dangers of diabetes and promote the lifestyle and environmental interventions that can help make a difference to the health of future generations.

Flash mob for diabetes: Let's Beat It!

In 2011, over 30 countries participated in the first World Diabetes Day flash mob challenge. This year we're continuing the initiative and hope to see even more individuals and associations raise diabetes awareness in a fun and entertaining way.

Ljiljana Antovic


Ljiljana Antovic

Mariel Belem Reséndiz


Mariel Belem Reséndiz

Mariel is my sister and for me she is a hero. I remember her once saying in a speech:

Shine a light on diabetes!

Since 2007, iconic buildings and sites all over the world have been lighting in blue - the colour of the blue circle for diabetes - to mark World Diabetes Day and raise awareness of diabetes. The lightings are testimony to the power of our combined efforts to alter the diabetes landscape and provide a strong visual element to attract attention to the diabetes cause.

Nominate your World Diabetes Day Hero

Do you know someone that is active in promoting the diabetes cause or engaging, motivating and leading others to take steps toward creating healthier lives?

If you do, that person could be recognised as a World Diabetes Day Hero. Tell us the story and we will post it on our website and social media in order to inspire others!

Dr. Jane Wamai