International Diabetes Federation World Diabetes Day

Get involved!

Your participation is key to
the success of World Diabetes Day


  • Organize a WDD activity around the "Eyes on Diabetes" theme to raise awareness of the importance of early detection
  • Organize a diabetes fair offering screenings and information on how to prevent type 2 diabetes and diabetes complications
  • Organize a diabetes screening at National Parliaments or City Halls to raise awareness among your national or local authorities
  • Request local authorities to declare November 14 a "day of interest"
  • Run a media campaign: publish a press release, publish a video on the company's website using IDF messages
  • Promote diabetes prevention at work with an activity or via internal communications on how to prevent type 2 diabetes and stay healthy
  • Light a monument or building in blue and share your picture on the WDD website
  • Organize a 'Learn about how to keep healthy' event in schools
  • Wear blue and the blue circle pin
  • Form a human blue circle and have a photo taken
  • Print infographics and spread them around
  • Take a blue circle selfie and/or organize an selfie competition
  • Organize a flashmob

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You can:


  • Advocate at regional, national and international level to make diabetes a priority on health and development agendas
  • Call on decision-makers in your region to promote early detection and help prevent type 2 diabetes and diabetes complications
  • Hold a roundtable, bringing together key stakeholders from diabetes and NCD organisations, governmental agencies, academic institutions and industry to exchange knowledge and share good example in tackling the diabetes epidemic

#WDD on social media

Use social media to be part of the conversation around World Diabetes Day


The official hashtag of the campaign is #WDD

Topic hashtags:

#Diabetes #DiabetesAwareness #T1D #T2D #BlueCircle
Twitter handle: @WDD


Join the conversation on IDF’s LinkedIn profile:


Share and post WDD videos on online platforms
Watch WDD 2015 campaign launch video here:



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