Diabetes Awareness Month kicks off

By Editor
2nd November 2016
diabetes.co.uk, Education Latest news

Healthcare professionals and people with diabetes are being invited to take part in Diabetes Awareness Month which started in November.

It is the second year the campaign, which was originally created in America, has been run in the UK by the online member forum diabetes.co.uk.

The organisation are asking people to show their support and stay updated by using the hashtag #BlueNovember on social media.

The cornerstone of Diabetes Awareness Month is World Diabetes Day, the birthday of insulin co-creator Frederick Banting, which is celebrated on Monday, November 14.

His work has saved the life of millions of people across the globe, which is why he is remembered every year by the diabetes community.

Emergency situation

This year’s theme of the day is Eyes on Diabetes, where the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) want to increase the number of undiagnosed people.

According to the global organisation, one in two adults currently living with diabetes is undiagnosed, which is why organisers are asking anyone who may be at risk of type 2 diabetes, people living with diabetes, diabetes associations and health professionals to take action to help identify people with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes.

The aim is to achieve 1 million individual screenings recorded on the World Diabetes Day website during the month of November.

The month also marks the first anniversary of diabetes.co.uk’s Low Carb Program, which has helped thousands of people gain better control of their diabetes since signing up.

Diabetes.co.uk are hoping to educate people about the condition, how it develops and what to do to help someone in an emergency.

Phone wallpapers are available on their website, along with special Powered by Insulin t-shirts which are available to buy.

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