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:
- In Mexico, Mexico City will be marking World Diabetes Day in a special way with the first ‘Todo en Diabetes’ parade on 10 November. The event, which will take place in the well-known Paseo de la Reforma, will involve patient organizations, health specialists, private companies, the local and federal health government and the general public. Supported by the Federación Mexicana de Diabetes (FMD, Mexican Diabetes Federation), the aims of the parade are to raise public awareness of diabetes prevention, early diagnosis and optimal treatment, and draw attention to the importance of diabetes at the national and international level. The parade will culminate with the lighting in blue of the iconic 'Angel of Independence' monument.
- In New York, USA, Divabetic will present ‘The Plate Poetry Project’ on 14 November, exploring the emotional eating issues of people living with diabetes. The programme’s goal is to provide a forum to address an important but often unaddressed component of diabetes self-management. It will feature Susan McCaslin’s interactive diabetes art installation ‘Plate Poetry Project’ and daily interactive lunchtime diabetes symposiums with healthcare providers, medical students, patients and poets.
- In Rio Cuarto, Argentina, the association N.A.dia has launched the Blue Photographic Crusade, asking its community to send in pictures of people wearing blue with the aim of raising awareness of the diabetes symbol and reaching out to their international followers on Facebook and Twitter. A collage will be created with all the pictures received.
If you have a confirmed World Diabetes Activity, please submit it online and we will feature it on our global events map.
Whatever you are planning, make sure to include the key messages of the 2013 campaign.