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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.

Activity spotlight

World Diabetes Day - 14 November - is less than two months away. Dedicated individuals and associations all over the world are hard at work, planning awareness activities to mark the day and once again putting diabetes firmly in the public spotlight. Below are some of the events that will be taking place in support of the campaign.

If you have an activity planned and would like to share it with the global diabetes community, send us your information!


Diabetes awareness month begins

In many parts of the world, the beginning of November marks the start of a month-long series of activities aimed at raising diabetes awareness and calling for urgent action to tackle the diabetes epidemic. Here's a reminder of why we all have to 'Act on Diabetes. Now.':

Go Blue for Diabetes

Wherever you will be and whatever you are planning to mark this World Diabetes Day, make sure to go blue to show your support for the diabetes cause. If you can’t organise a Flash Mob, here are some other ideas to mark the day:

Organise a World Diabetes Day flash mob!

Are you ready to take up 'Flash mob for diabetes' challenge?  

Follow the campaign

Do you have a Facebook page or Twitter account? Join our growing community and share with us your plans for the World Diabetes Day.

Blue monument challenge

The 2011 edition of the Blue Monument Challenge, one of the main campaign initiatives aimed at attracting the general public's attention to the global diabetes epidemic, continues to gather momentum. Here are the latest monuments and buildings around the world that have confirmed that they will be lighting in blue in November:

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