World Diabetes Day, Past and Present

By Richard157 Latest Reply 2008-11-15 18:44:41 -0600
Started 2008-11-15 11:51:40 -0600

I know World Diabetes Day, 2008, was yesterday but I just found the following late yesterday evening. Some background of World Diabetes Day follows:

It started in 1991 - their awareness themes have been:
* 1991: Diabetes Goes Public
* 1992: Diabetes: A Problem of All Ages in All Countries
* 1993: Growing Up with Diabetes
* 1994: Diabetes and Growing Older
* 1995: The Price of Ignorance
* 1996: Insulin for Life!
* 1997: Global Awareness: Our Key to a Better Life
* 1998: Diabetes and Human Rights
* 1999: The Costs of Diabetes
* 2000: Diabetes and Lifestyle in the New Millennium
* 2001: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
* 2002: Your Eyes and Diabetes
* 2003: Diabetes and Kidneys
* 2004: Diabetes and Obesity
* 2005: Diabetes and Foot Care
* 2006: Diabetes and the Disadvantaged and Vulnerable
* 2007: Diabetes in Children and Adolescents

The World Diabetes Day logo is the 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 - 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.

3 replies

sparkysmom 2008-11-15 18:38:00 -0600 Report

I'm going to try and get something done here next year to at lest get it mentioned.

GabbyPA 2008-11-15 18:44:41 -0600 Report

Me too. I was kind of saddened by the lack of interest or awareness of it, even among fellow diabetics here. I thought I was talking about life on Mars or something. year will be differnet.

GabbyPA 2008-11-15 18:35:07 -0600 Report

I love the website. I was there a good part of yesterday to see what it was all about. Some very cool stuff, and very sobering too. The fact that the US is not very represented in the effort really surprised me...a LOT. Specially since we hear about it so much here. On TV, in the news, on the internet...I was shocked to learn that there were only 51 official events happening in the whole USA yesterday. That was very eye opening.

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