November is Diabetes Awareness Month! World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated globally on November 14 to raise awareness about both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Join us in celebrating this incredible community all month long — and especially on WDD. Explore the different ways to get involved: by inspiring others, educating peers, getting creative, knowing your history and giving back.
A big part of spreading awareness is educating others about what Type 1 diabetes is and isn’t. Education is key to dispelling ignorance around the chronic illness and continuing advocacy for those living with it. You can give a presentation to your school or classroom and we’ll ship you materials. Just sign up and we’ll help you get started!
- Download the poster: “What is Type 1 Diabetes?”
- Download the poster: “Warning Signs of Type 1 Diabetes”
- Download this “WHAT IS TYPE 1 DIABETES?” fact card
- Check out our cool and shareable fact cards HERE!
This month, Beyond Type 1 will accept art submissions that celebrate the trials and triumphs of Type 1 diabetes. Click here to learn more and submit a piece! Submissions will be judged by our celebrity panel of artists: video story-teller Neil Greenhouse, composer Christopher French and street artist Appleton.
You can submit in the following categories:
- Visual art – sketches, illustrations, photography, painting
- Sculpture – crafts made form diabetes supplies
- Creative Writing – essays, poetry, personal stories
- Performance Art – dance, music
Get inspired this month by sharing the encouragements of others. Check out our new quote board on Pinterest and start spreading the support by leveraging your social media channels. Type 1 diabetes presents daily challenges that T1Ds and those who love them must learn to navigate. Hopefulness and positivity make those dark days a little easier.
Know Your History
Pay homage to the history of diabetes and the progress of technology that eases T1D management. We’ve come a long way since the creation of insulin and are recently celebrating the FDA approval of an “artificial pancreas”. This is a look at where we’ve come from and where we are going in the near future.
Learn the Global T1D Story
Celebrate Diabetes Awareness Month by funding research for a cure and programs that help those with Type 1 live better today. From a lemonade stand to throwing a party for family and friends — there are lots of ways you can reach out to your networks and raise money for the greater T1 community. You can download banners and posters to help spread the word! Check out the Beyond Type 1 portfolio and see what incredible research and programs we are currently funding.