Diabetes Awareness Month

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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 and giving back.

Inspire

#TheDropSpotted – Make an Invisible Disease Visible


Join the Beyond Type 1 community by participating in #TheDropSpotted - an easy way to use your voice to help make and invisible disease visible. Together we can create a world with less stigma, more education, more empathy, and more support for research on the path to a cure. There are a few ways to rock the drop: you can purchase the Drop Hat, add a filter to your profile photo on Facebook, use a sticker in an Instagram story, or download a transparent graphic to add to your photo yourself.READ MORE

#KnowledgeDrop Expert Video Series


This Diabetes Awareness Month, Beyond Type 1 will air live conversations every week in November with diabetes experts covering key areas impacting everyone with Type 1 diabetes. The Facebook Live chats will provide an in-depth look at a key topic areas in diabetes, including: mental health for people with Type 1 diabetes, the future of diabetes care, diabetic ketoacidosis + ketone management, and going beyond A1C with new ways of measuring management.READ MORE

Educate

Our DKA Campaign


The first step is admitting that we have a problem — a DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis) problem. When people in the United States are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, approximately 42% of them are in DKA, a dangerous and sometimes deadly consequence of diabetes.READ MORE


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”

Give Back

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!

November Partners