Wherever you will be and whatever you are planning to mark this World Diabetes Day, make sure to go blue to show your support for the diabetes cause. If you can’t organise a Flash Mob, here are some other ideas to mark the day:
Shine a blue light on a monument or building near you: 30 countries are currently taking part in this year's Blue Monument Challenge, helping to put diabetes firmly in the public spotlight. Join the challenge by sending in your confirmed lighting to firstname.lastname@example.org. See the list of all the monuments and buildings that have confirmed their participation.
Dress in blue: a simple and effective way to raise diabetes awareness in your community. Show your support for 'Blue Fridays' by going blue throughout November.
Take the Big Blue Test: help support the Diabetes Hands Foundation and the IDF Life for a Child Programme by taking the Big Blue Test between 1 and 14 November. All you have to do is measure your blood glucose, do 14 to 20 minutes of physical activity, measure your blood glucose again and submit your results online to showcase the importance of exercise in the management and control of diabetes. Find out more about this year’s campaign at http://bigbluetest.org.