WDD News

Flash mob for diabetes: Let's Beat It!

In 2011, over 30 countries participated in the first World Diabetes Day flash mob challenge. This year we're continuing the initiative and hope to see even more individuals and associations raise diabetes awareness in a fun and entertaining way.

Shine a light on diabetes!

Since 2007, iconic buildings and sites all over the world have been lighting in blue - the colour of the blue circle for diabetes - to mark World Diabetes Day and raise awareness of diabetes. The lightings are testimony to the power of our combined efforts to alter the diabetes landscape and provide a strong visual element to attract attention to the diabetes cause.

Nominate your World Diabetes Day Hero

Do you know someone that is active in promoting the diabetes cause or engaging, motivating and leading others to take steps toward creating healthier lives?

If you do, that person could be recognised as a World Diabetes Day Hero. Tell us the story and we will post it on our website and social media in order to inspire others!

Send us your WDD activity information

With 14 November four months away, it's time to start sending us information about the awareness activities that you will be organising all over the world to mark World Diabetes Day. Whether it is a blue lighting, a diabetes screening, a physical activity event or an activity involving children and young people, let us know what you will be organising:

Get our new WDD campaign materials!

Posters

Two new World Diabetes Day posters have been created for the World Diabetes Day 2012 campaign - Diabetes: protect our future - to highlight our key messages focussing on the importance of diabetes education and healthy environments in achieving a healthier future for all.

WDD 2012 - Diabetes: protect our future

The World Diabetes Day 2012 campaign marks the fourth year of the five-year theme on “Diabetes education and prevention.”

The United Nations Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in September 2011 increased the urgency to take action on diabetes. We need to widen awareness of the factors responsible for the global diabetes and NCD epidemic and the solutions that are required to counter it.

Join our Pin a Personality campaign

We want the blue circle to become the universally recognised symbol for diabetes awareness. You can help us by joining our PIN A PERSONALITY campaign!

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Sri Lankan WDD awareness campaign receives global acknowledgement

A diabetes awareness campaign developed by the Diabetes Association of Sri Lanka - a member association of IDF - for World Diabetes Day 2011 has been recognised as one of the best global advertisements for the week of January 11 by the website bestadsontv.com.

The world went blue for diabetes

On 14 November, millions once again united around the world to produce a powerful display of advocacy and awareness for the 366 million people currently living with diabetes and the many more at risk, firmly promoting the message that action on diabetes is required NOW.

Act on Diabetes. Now.

Act on Diabetes. Now.

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