> For a low-cost effort, wear a blue shirt you already own! See if you can wear blue on a specific day of the week during the month of November where you work or at your school. Ask others to join in, too.
> Use blue decorations and lights inside and outdoors. An open blue circle is the symbol for World Diabetes Day and diabetes awareness in general. You can find the blue circle for your personal use here.
> Ask at your place of business, ask your local hospital, ask your chamber of commerce to see if they would be willing to have blue streamers during the day or blue lights on at night during the month of November.
> Join in on an upcoming diabetes research walk or other event with the JDRF: JDRF event calendar
> November 14, 2023, the American Diabetes Association is hosting an Ask the Expert from 2-3 p.m. ET Register ahead of time at: diabetes.org/experts
> Consider sharing screening information for Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes with your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers. Screening for Type 1 Diabetes through
Tavia Vital BSN, BA, RN, CDCES
Director of Intensive Diabetes Management
Tavia is a Registered Nurse, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, and Certified Trainer on most makes/models of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring systems. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Regis University in Denver, Colorado after receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from the University of Iowa.
After working as an inpatient nurse, Tavia shifted her career focus to work as an outpatient nurse and diabetes educator. She worked many years as a diabetes educator in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism clinics, a high-risk diabetes and pregnancy clinic, and in family care/primary care provider clinics before joining Integrated Diabetes Services.