Tuesday, November 14, 2006
World Diabetes Day
Here is a note my friend Allison sent via email today:
Happy World Diabetes Day!
Okay, so that doesn't quite sound as sincere as "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Thanksgiving, because there really isn't a lot to be happy about when it comes to the global diabetes epidemic. You and I both know how important it is to find a cure for diabetes, but it's also important that diabetes is recognized as a serious problem by more than just our community. Luckily, there is something "happy" going on right now. You may have heard about the new Unite for Diabetes Campaign, which is organizing efforts to pass a new UN Resolution on diabetes, which would recognized the epidemic, encourage and support countries in research and education, and give us the opportunity to speak at the UN in New York City each year on November 14. Right now they have posted a petition to encourage our UN ambassador and other key opinion leaders to support passing the Resolution. It's a great opportunity to be a part of a global diabetes initiative. I'm doing my civic duty and signing the petition and telling you all about it, and if you haven't signed the petition yet (and forgive me for being redundant if you have), you can sign the petition by visiting this website
You can find out more about diabetes on a global level and the Campaign by visiting
Once you sign the petition, please send this link to all your friends and family. Diabetes doesn't just affect the people who take the shots and test their blood sugar. It affects the whole world. Thanks!
Diabetes Writer and Consultant
Posted by Michelle at 6:52 PM