November is Diabetes Awareness Month. 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 will fight stigma, combat misunderstanding, and ultimately change how the world views “diabetes”.
Ready to do your part this Diabetes Awareness Month? Do this 👇
1. Get your drop
There are a few ways to rock the drop: you can purchase the Drop Hat, or our new 2Powerful Hat, download this transparent graphic to add to any photo yourself, or use one of the shareable graphics below.
Post your #TheDropSpotted photo to your personal social media accounts. Make sure to use the hashtag! Share something about your life with diabetes you wish your friends, family, coworkers, or classmates understood.
Prompts: How many times per day do you think about your blood sugar levels? How has diabetes impacted you mentally? How long have you been managing day in and day out?
3. Pass it on
Ask your friends and family to support #TheDropSpotted by sharing in your honor for Diabetes Awareness Month!
Looking for something to share? Start with any of these graphics and tell your friends and family something they may not know about your life with Type 1 diabetes. Use #TheDropSpotted so we can amplify your message and thank you for helping to raise awareness! Click on the image to get the full-resolution graphic.
Bonus: share this guide to Type 1 diabetes to help anyone understand T1D quickly.
Thank you to our Diabetes Awareness Month partner Jiggy for being committed to educating and raising awareness about what it means to live with diabetes. Thank you for sharing #TheDropSpotted and supporting the diabetes community this Diabetes Awareness Month with generous contributions to Beyond Type 1.