As you may or may not realize, November is an important time for diabetes. The month is designated as American Diabetes Month. And the International Diabetes Foundation has designated November 14th as World Diabetes Day.
Here’s a sobering statistic from the IDF: Every 10 seconds someone dies from diabetes. Every 10 seconds two people develop diabetes.
The need to raise awareness about diabetes is greater than ever. We encourage you to do what you can to get involved and help your community to raise awareness. The World Diabetes Day website has some great ideas:
The online diabetes community (including our site and others) is organizing a big event on November 14. It’s called the Big Blue Test. The idea is that on November 14 at 2:00 p.m. local time, you test your blood sugar, then exercise for 14 minutes, then test your blood sugar again. After you’re done with your second test, please visit this page http://bigbluetest.diabeticconnect.com to report your results.
We’re hoping this event will help generate awareness of the importance of blood sugar testing and exercise in helping diabetics effectively manage their blood sugars. Plus, it will be a lot of fun to think of all our diabetes friends out there doing the same thing.
Let us know if you have any questions about our World Diabetes Day events.
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