Today Is World Diabetes Day 2012!
Today is World Diabetes Day!
The International Diabetes Federation is committed to tackle diabetes from the local to the global level – from programmes at community level to worldwide awareness and advocacy initiatives.
“The activities of IDF aim to influence policy, increase public awareness and encourage health improvement, promote the exchange of high-quality information about diabetes, and provide education for people with diabetes and their healthcare providers. IDF’s awareness and advocacy initiatives are grounded in the experiences of our global network of national diabetes associations.”
The celebration of November 14 as World Diabetes Day was initiated by International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and WHO. This day is significant because it is the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, in 1922,was instrumental in the discovery of insulin, which is the life-saving treatment for diabetes patients, but it is not a CURE!
WHO estimates that more than 346 million people worldwide have diabetes. This number is likely to more than double by 2030 without intervention. Almost 80% of diabetes deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.”
For those of you who regularly read my Blog, you know that I am the mother of a son who has had diabetes for 27 years this month. I also am committed to increasing community awareness and education about diabetes. You can read more about diabetes on the Diabetes Connection on my website. I also allocate 10% of the royalties from the sale of What Color Is Your Brain?® and Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) .
Approximately, 366 million people worldwide now suffer from diabetes and the global epidemic is getting worse!
Please, read and share the facts on the WHO World Health Organization website.
Please, read and share the ADA (American Diabetes Association) website for more information about diabetes management.
Please, read and share the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) for information about the efforts being made to find a cure for T1D or Type 1 diabetes.
Boost your Brain Power with links in the right-hand side column of this page!
Please, remember that 10% of the royalties from the sale of my books is allocated to
JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) .
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