WDD News

Blue Circle Champions

Olympic swimming gold medal winner Gary Hall Jr and Phil Southerland, CEO and Founder of Team Type 1, have joined other high-profile athletes and inspiring individuals with diabetes in pledging their support for World Diabetes Day and promoting the blue circle – the global symbol of diabetes - by agreeing to become Blue Circle Champions.

'Act on Diabetes. Now.' video campaign

14 September is the deadline to vote for your favourite 'Act on Diabetes. Now.' video and have the chance of winning a free registration to the World Diabetes Congress in Dubai - 4-8 December 2011.

If you haven't already submitted your short 2-10 second video showing how you are acting on diabetes, make sure to do so at http://participativevideo.worlddiabetesday.org.

Share your WDD activity with us

With World Diabetes Day, 14 November, less than 100 days away, planning is well underway all over the world to mark the day and build on the achievements of previous years.

Get your campaign merchandise

A selection of items are available for you to promote World Diabetes Day and use in your local awareness events. These include:

Blue circle pin

Help promote the global symbol of diabetes by wearing and sharing the blue circle pin. Available to order in packs of 10 and now at a discounted price. Find out more.

How are you acting on diabetes?

The 2011 campaign features a new initiative aimed at engaging the grassroots diabetes community and showcasing global unity for the diabetes cause in this special year for diabetes and other non-communicable diseases. Our World Diabetes Day Participative Video Campaign consists of an online platform displaying short videos of individuals around the world showing and telling us how they are 'Acting on Diabetes. Now.'

2011 campaign posters now available

Five new posters have been produced by the International Diabetes Federation to promote the slogan - Act on Diabetes. Now - and key messages of the third year of our 2009-2013 focus on diabetes education and prevention:

WDD 2011: Act on Diabetes. Now.

Act on Diabetes. Now.

The World Diabetes Day 2011 campaign marks the third year of the International Diabetes Federation's five-year focus on "Diabetes education and prevention," the theme chosen for the period 2009-2013.

2011 is a milestone year for the over 300 million people living with diabetes.

IDF video showcases global disparity in access to insulin for people with type 1 diabetes

A new World Diabetes Day video has been produced to showcase the global disparity in access to insulin for people with diabetes. 'O is for outrage' shows how in parts of the world people with type 1 diabetes are able to live in full and healthy lives, while in others, diabetes can bring death and disability at a young age due to lack of access to insulin, the life-saving drug discovered ninety years ago.