First I just wanted everyone to know that there was or still is a moment (I'm not sure) to get google to do a doodle on WORLD DIABETES DAY, which by the way is November 14th. I do believe that I received an email stating that google has said no, but maybe next year, but I could not find it so I may be wrong......it does happen once and a while!! lol So here is one link that I used to petition for a doodle on google.
Now for some interesting information about World Diabetes Day that I found on
World Diabetes Day is a birthday celebration on a global scale. It was created to raise awareness of the diabetes epidemic, which now affects 246 million people and their families around the world. World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on November 14. The date was chosen because it marks the birthday of Canadian Sir Frederick G. Banting, who, along with Charles Best, is credited with the discovery of insulin in 1921. Way to go CANADA!!!
The blue circle:
World Diabetes Day is represented by a blue circle logo. The blue circle, noted for its symbolism of positivity, life and health, is the global symbol of diabetes and signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes pandemic.
My plan for World Diabetes Day is ever changing, one thing for sure I will be lighting my house with blue lights all day and night. Also there has been some talk on Joanne's blog about trying to order some t-shirts for that day. Which I think is a wonderful idea!! I will keep everyone updated on my World Diabetes Day plans I have many different ideas and creative ideas to get the word out.
P.S. I also have a bring diabetes to light banner at the bottom of my blog to mark World Diabetes Day. I believe that you can click it and get one for your blog or social networking page or you can go to www.diabetesbluecircle.org ..... I hope!