Yes…..the World Diabetes Day is almost here again…..90 years ago INSULIN was discovered….
Insulin…..the life line that keeps my child and all the other children and adults living with Type 1 diabetes ALIVE.
November 14 – World Diabetes Day marks the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting who along with Dr. Charles Best, Dr. John Macleod and Dr.James Bertram Collip co-discovered insulin.
Thanks to them TODAY people with Type 1 diabetes like my son have a chance to live long and healthy lives….it does require lots of sacrifice and many obstacles, but …..they have a HOPE…..CHANCE….REASON not to give up.
As a mom of a child with Type 1 diabetes it is important to me to spread awareness about this awful disease that is part of daily lives for so many children and adults.
World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14…World Diabetes Day campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations. It engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness.
World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2007 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public spotlight.
This year is the second year of a five-year campaign that will address the growing need for diabetes education and prevention programs.
World Diabetes Day is celebrated worldwide by the 212 member associations of the International Diabetes Federation in more than 160 countries and territories…..all Member States of the United Nations…..as well as by other associations and organizations….companies…..health care professionals and most of all…..people living with diabetes and their families.
World Diabetes Day symbol is BLUE CIRCLE – the global symbol for diabetes which was developed as part of the Unite for Diabetes awareness campaign. The logo was adopted in 2007 to mark the passage of the United Nations World Diabetes Day Resolution.
The significance of the blue circle symbol is overwhelmingly positive. Across cultures the circle symbolizes life and health. The color blue reflects the sky that unites all nations and is the color of the United Nations flag. The blue circle signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes pandemic.
Diabetes is a terrible disease….disease that many people whose lives haven’t been touched or affected by diabetes especially Type 1 diabetes…..don’t understand.
It is important to educated people about diabetes…..it is important to share the awareness.
There is NO WAY to prevent your child from Type 1 diabetes….it comes as a thief in the middle of the night and robs your sweet child of it’s carefree childhood….affects your entire family….turns your life upside down….
…..Type 1 diabetes education and awareness helps families and children to get the WINNING hand….to get a piece of mind…
If you are a parent of a child with Type 1 diabetes you know that the fear and worry always stays with you no matter how old your children are, but we have a hope….that one day….
…there will be a CURE….
….so lets get together and celebrate WORLD DIABETES DAY….together as one….and Imagine world without diabetes.
As a part of World Diabetes Day I nominated my son Trevor to be Diabetes Champion…..because he’s mine….