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Taking big steps - A look back at World Diabetes Day 2013

World Diabetes Day (WDD) 2013 marked the fifth and final year of the 2009-2013 campaign on ‘Diabetes education and prevention’. The campaign’s outreach priority was to help local communities understand that diabetes is a global health threat with serious and far-reaching consequences by engaging them with important messages related to education and prevention.

World Diabetes Day - 14 days later

From Abu Dhabi to Zanzibar the world once again came together on 14 November to mark World Diabetes Day. In a powerful of display of unity around a shared cause, millions have been going blue for diabetes throughout the month of November, raising awareness of the ever-increasing threat posed by the diabetes pandemic and working to improve the lives of the 382 million people currently living with diabetes.

Message from the IDF President for World Diabetes Day

Message from the IDF President

Today we mark World Diabetes Day. It is a day of celebration for those with diabetes who demonstrate that with access to the right diabetes care, education and essential medicines life can be lived to its fullest.

Diabetes: protect our future

Tomorrow is World Diabetes Day, the day that marks the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting and the opportunity for millions of people around the world to come together and produce a powerful and united voice calling on the world to act on diabetes to protect our future.

IDF Partner raises awareness and money for Life for a Child

Boehringer Ingelheim, a partner of the International Diabetes Federation will be  donating a further €25,000 to the Life for a Child (LFAC) programme to help children in need. This is the fifth year they have supported this programme.

Support our World Diabetes Day Thunderclap!

Help our World Diabetes Day message be heard by joining our World Diabetes Day Thunderclap initiative and showing your support for the millions of people with diabetes who do not have access to the care they need to manage their condition effectively.

Thunderclap is a website that allows people to pledge to Tweet or Facebook a message all on the same day and at the exact same time, in order to achieve the maximum effect. We need to reach at least 250 supporters at the latest on November 14, but the more supporters we get the more successful the campaign will be.

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:

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