Monday, November 12, 2012

World Diabetes Day - 14th Nov 2012 (Think Blue, Wear Blue)

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14, to mark the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, first conceived the idea which led to the discovery of insulin in 1922.
The campaign aims at encouraging people like us to take heed of the situation proactively and acknowledge the warning signs. It is also hoped that the increased awareness will lead to more resources to fight the causes of diabetes and help fund research into improved treatment options.

Today, Diabetes is one of the most common diseases prevailing in the lifestyle of every stratum of society. Diabetes is a health condition of a person that occurs when body is not able to utilize the hormone insulin properly. Most of the people suffering from diabetes are unaware of the fact that they are a victim of this disease due to lack of information and knowledge of the signs and symptoms of this disease.
Here are some common symptoms that can help you to diagnose the disease in its early stage and prevent it from being fatal!
v  Hereditary                                                                         
v  Blurry Vision                                                                      
v  Dryness of skin                                                                
v  Mental exertion                                                                              
v  Sudden loss in weight
v  Tingling or numbness in Hands, legs or Feet
v  Dizziness
v  Slow rate of healing wounds
v  Abnormal increase in appetite
v  Unusual increase of thirst and urination

Show you care. Think Blue. Wear Blue.
The colour blue reflects the sky that unites all nations and is the colour of the United Nations flag. The blue circle signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes pandemic.

Help us advocate and bring awareness for diabetes and the people touched by it. Wear something blue and show you care.
People across the globe will be ‘rockin’ their blues on November 14.
Will you be?

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