World Diabetes Day Is November 14th! What Are YOUR Plans?

By Avera Latest Reply 2011-11-14 14:04:30 -0600
Started 2008-11-07 20:46:56 -0600

Many people around the world around the world will be marking World Diabetes Day on 14 November with a variety of awareness-raising activities aimed at employees, media, and the general public. These include:

The flying of World Diabetes Day flags at various company sites
Diabetes-friendly menus offered in company cafeterias
Information Fairs
Exercise and Wii Activity Stations at various Merck sites
“Walk for Health” at the Pennsylvania site
Drawing competition for children of employees - the children are encouraged to draw their favorite form of exercise
Employees are encouraged to wear the blue circle pin and come to work dressed in blue
WDD virtual candle placed on internal websites

5 replies

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette Terry 2011-11-14 14:04:30 -0600 Report

Alliance Health and the Diabetic Connect staff are sporting blue attire throughout the office today. We are also getting great traction on our unite for diabetes petition to adopt the blue circle. To add your support to the cause visit

The Diabetic Connect awareness page also gives other ideas for things that you can do today on World Diabetes Day to help raise awareness.

Avera 2008-11-09 21:41:10 -0600 Report

Thanks for checking the post out, Gabby. I wonder if this site will plan anything?

GabbyPA 2008-11-09 22:21:24 -0600 Report

We are so spread out that I don't think we will yet. Give us a few years to get some small inperson groups going, and watch out!! We will be leading the way!

GabbyPA 2008-11-08 11:23:07 -0600 Report

I have not seen anything yet, but I will be looking out for it. Thanks for brining this up....I think if nothing is going on, maybe next year I will have to start something.

Avera 2008-11-07 22:28:22 -0600 Report

I just discovered that the local paper in my city is doing a special report on diabetes for WDD. It is supposed to list phone numbers and support groups as well as web sites that might be of help to the individual or caregiver. Maybe each of you with a local paper can call the editor's desk and ask what their paper is planning. Nothing like putting them on the spot! lol

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