I wanted to let this network know about the campaign that my organisation and a partner charity called The Pendsey Trust are putting on. It is called ''Put the WORLD back in World Diabetes Day'' and the aim is to raise awareness within the diabetes community and general public about what we believe are the most pressing global diabetes issues.
Although World Diabetes Day began in 1991 in order to “draw attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world”, this annual occasion tends to leave out many people worldwide by choosing not to raise awareness of issues like lack of access to insulin, diabetes supplies, care and education. We believe World Diabetes Day should inspire action to find sustainable solutions to these life and death issues for people living with diabetes worldwide.
Would you visit www.insulin4all.tumblr.com and have a quick look at the campaign and info around it? You can support the initiative in a very quick and easy way by adding your photo and sharing this campaign with your networks.
We've got friends worldwide taking part and, as you can see, it's very important to them. It only takes a moment but will mean so much to so many people.
Feel free to get in touch or respond here with any questions or comments. Keep up the great work, everyone!