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How to Take Part in National Diabetes Awareness Month!

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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day is November 14th.

This year the theme is Take Charge of Tomorrow:  Preventing Diabetes Health Problems.

You can decide to share posts from others, participate in an educational webinar or Facebook Live event, or take one of many additional actions outlined below.

How you can participate:

Share information on social media

> Take a look at Integrated Diabetes Services’ Instagram for several myths/facts that you are welcome to share! Or, create your own myths and facts to share.

> The World Diabetes Day website has a toolkit, website tools, posters you can print, and infographics you can use however you are able to share info about diabetes awareness.

> Take a blue circle selfie and post it in the World Diabetes Day selfie app.

> Share Beyond Type 1’s #SEETHESIGNS of Type 1 Diabetes https://beyondtype1.org/type-1-diabetes-symptoms/ or participate in #THEDROPSPOTTED movement https://beyondtype1.org/thedropspotted/

> Review and share educational and awareness infographics from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website.

IRL (In Real Life) Options:

> 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.

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> 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.

Take Action

> 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

> Screening for Type 2 Diabetes:  https://diabetes.org/diabetes-risk-test

Let us know what you decide to participate in this National Diabetes Awareness Month!

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