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unite for diabetes

A group in support of the Unite For Diabetes campaign that seeks to create unity around the world to facilitate positive change in the future of diabetes. Visit the website and learn how you can help us change the future of diabetes.

Website: http://www.unitefordiabetes.org
Members: 63
Latest Activity: Feb 16

What is "Unite for Diabetes?"

The Unite for Diabetes campaign seeks to create unite around the world in the fight against diabetes.

On 20 December 2006, the United Nations passed a landmark resolution that establishes 14 November as the official World Diabetes Day, and encourages member nations to create progressive diabetes legislation to help stem the tide of this global epidemic.

This is the first UN Resolution focused on a chronic illness. The world is just starting to realize that chronic disease is just as much of a public health and humanist issue as communicable diseases such as AIDS, TB and malaria. In fact, the countries hit hardest by the diabetes epidemic are in the developing world where adequate long term care for chronic disease is difficult to find.

By uniting for diabetes, we hope to change the future of diabetes. At today's rates, over 380 million people worldwide will have diabetes by 2025. Let's make that number obsolete.

You can help by spreading the word about diabetes, about the resolution and our symbol (the blue circle), and by urging your government to enact legislation that encourages healthy living while creating adequate health care for everyone.

Visit www.unitefordiabetes.org for more information.

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What does Unite for Diabetes mean to you?

Started by KellyDH. Last reply by Sohair Abdel-Rahman Aug 29, 2008. 1 Reply

if you have type I, please read

Started by Rachel May 12, 2008. 0 Replies

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Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)

DHF VOLUNTEERS


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Administrators

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)

 

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