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November Blog - Diabetes Month and Day!

By Dessa Garnett Awadjie posted 22 days ago

  

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and today, November 14th, is World Diabetes Day! We celebrate on November 14th, as it marks the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting who co-discovered insulin with Charles Best in 1922. The theme for this year’s World Diabetes Day is: Access to Diabetes Care – If Not Now, When? As we go through today, this entire month, and beyond, let us think of ways to highlight diabetes as a local, national, global issue and advocate for the millions of people (our family, friends, colleagues, ourselves) living with diabetes.

 

Below are a few links for further reading. Please feel free to reply to this post and tell (or show with photos!) how you’re celebrating this month.

 

World Diabetes Day Ideas: http://worlddiabetesday.org/get-involved/

National Diabetes Awareness Month Info: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/community-health-outreach/national-diabetes-month

White House Proclamation: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/10/29/a-proclamation-on-national-diabetes-month-2021/  

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21 days ago

Thank-you for the blog on Diabetes Awareness month. I never knew why they chose November. Thanks. ​