World Diabetes Day Awareness Ideas

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More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. November 14th marks World Diabetes Day. And that means your family has the chance to learn about this chronic condition and help to raise awareness. Even if you don’t personally have diabetes, chances are that you know someone who does. Educating yourself (and your family) and raising overall awareness helps to build support for the growing number of people affected by this disease.

How can you raise diabetes awareness?

Support a Campaign

Diabetes organizations across the country (and around the world) have various campaigns to raise both money and awareness. Reach out to an organization, such as JDRF, and ask what you can do.

Host an Expert

Invite a diabetes educator or another medical expert to talk to your local school or community group. The expert can provide vital details, information on how to get help and details that the general public may not know.

Invite a Diabetic

Along with inviting an expert, invite a diabetic to speak to your local group. This provides children and adults alike with a first-person perspective on the disease.

Have a Poster Contest

Ask children at your local community center or school to design diabetes awareness posters. Hang these in your library, community center or school.