Today, November 14th, marks the birthday of Dr. Fredrick Banting. In recognition of Fred’s work on the discovery of insulin (he doesn’t mind if I call him Fred), diabetes conversations are particularly amplified in an effort to spread diabetes awareness.
If you’re looking for a way to mark the occasion, you can…
- Take the Big Blue Test
- Share why Diabetes Won’t Stop You
- Hop on Twitter and document your #dayofdiabetes
- Or just check in with a blog post you read today
I do recognize the irony in focusing diabetes advocacy during a single day or over the course of a particular month when diabetes itself is unrelenting 365 days a year. But I think moments like this exist because it helps to focus and combine our efforts from time to time. We’re all pretty good at raising our voice when appropriate, but there’s something special that happens when we do it together.