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World Diabetes Day Activity Roundup

With 20 days to go to World Diabetes Day on 14 November, here is a selection of the latest planned activities that we've received from around the world:

40 days to World Diabetes Day - How you can mark the day

With just 40 days to go to World Diabetes Day on 14 November, here's a reminder of some of the activities that you can do to mark the day in your area:
 
  • Pin a personality with the blue circle. Read more.
  • Light a monument or building in blue, the colour of the global symbol for diabetes awareness. Read more.

World Diabetes Day Activity Roundup

Share your World Diabetes Day activity with us

With 14 November getting nearer and nearer, it's time to start sharing your planned and confirmed activities with us. Here are some highlights of what we've received so far:

Five months to World Diabetes Day!

Show us how you are taking a step for diabetes

Take a Step for Diabetes

The World Diabetes Day 2013 campaign is asking everyone to Take a Step for Diabetes, encouraging symbolic donations of steps accrued through various activities.

A step is any activity that helps promote diabetes awareness, improve the lives of people with diabetes or promotes healthy lifestyles. Everyone is encouraged to submit their steps to our custom designed platform. Our goal is to reach 371 million steps, representing the amount of people currently living with diabetes.

Mauro Talini continues his journey from the sky

It is with great sadness that the International Diabetes Federation received the news of the passing of Mauro Talini, an Italian cyclist with type 1 diabetes who was riding solo across the Americas to show that there is no limit to what an individual can achieve with diabetes.

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!

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.

Share your World Diabetes Day experience

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

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