Did you know that today is World Diabetes Day?
Well… it is, and it is normally celebrated on November 14 because it marks the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting who co-discovered insulin in 1921. Forty-eight years later (1969) the English Chemist and Nobel laureate, Dorothy Hodgkin FRS, deciphered the structure of Insulin after 35 years of research. The sad bit is, insulin remains out of reach for many, almost 100 years after its discovery.
Here is a roundup of messages that have flooded social media on World Diabetes Day. Join the conversation Using #WDD2018.
All families should work together this November to help raise awareness of the
#diabetes warning signs. Early diagnosis and treatment is key for a healthy life with diabetes. http://discoverdiabetes.idf.org/ #familyanddiabetes #WDD2018
Reducing your family’s risk of type 2
#diabetes starts at home. Make sure you’re aware of the risk factors to protect yourself and your family http://www.worlddiabetesday.org/prevent #WDD2018 #familyanddiabetes
#WorldDiabetesDay, access the latest research, reviews, and news about type 1 #diabetes from across The Lancet journals at The Lancet Clinic page: https://hubs.ly/H0fwXXR0 #WDD18
How Can you get involved?
Get involved through the WDD campaigns. These campaigns help many to get access to education and management tips, drugs etc. By simply sharing information, you go beyond the threshold over which lives are saved.
- Join the #WDD2018 Movement!
- Research on #WDD2018 and share widely about it
- Share your story or that of a loved one and how you or your family was affected by diabetes
- Join the campaign and create awareness #NovemberIsDiabetesAwarenessMonth
- #WorldDiabetesDay #November14th
- Support and make donations to a cause that is involved in diabetes research
- Volunteer to help a family and/or patients affected
- Share Educational Content on Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an umbrella organization of over 230 national diabetes associations in 170 countries and territories. It represents the interests of the growing number of people with diabetes and those at risk. The Federation has been leading the global diabetes community since 1950.