World Diabetes Day 2017 – women and diabetes

Posted on 07 November 2017

For World Diabetes Day 2017, JDRF is joining the international theme of women and diabetes, highlighting the women and girls doing great things to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes, supporting those with the condition, carrying out leading research, campaigning for change and much, much more.

We are lucky to receive fantastic support from people of all genders, ages and backgrounds. Today, please join JDRF in highlighting women and type 1 diabetes.

Is there a woman or girl you feel should be highlighted on World Diabetes Day?

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Volunteering, helping at events and lobbying the US Congress - Laura Dunion’s story:

Teen Laura Dunion, from Leeds, has been raising awareness of type 1 diabetes and supporting others with the condition since she was diagnosed aged eight.

In July, Laura travelled to Washington D.C. to represent the United Kingdom at JDRF’s Children’s Congress event.  Laura joined children from across the world in lobbying the US Congress for more support for research into type 1 diabetes.

“Volunteering for JDRF has increased my confidence massively and helped me develop my skills and independence. It has given me lots of experience in supporting children who have type 1 diabetes.”

Young woman from Leeds to travel to United States Congress to speak up on behalf of people with type 1 diabetes

Marking thirty years living with type 1 diabetes in style - Ann Blake's story

Ann was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1987. To mark thirty years living with the condition, Ann undertook a triathlon over the summer.

“What I learnt is simple – whatever obstacles life throws at you, it is more than possible to overcome them if you are prepared to start the journey that will help you reach your dream.

The journey is unlikely to take the course you expect, but you can guarantee it will teach you a huge amount along the way.”

Completing a triathlon to celebrate overcoming the challenges that living with type 1 diabetes can present

 

Raise awareness this World Diabetes Day and support research - #GoBlue!

Make it, bake it or fake it blue – raise funds to cure, treat or prevent type 1 diabetes this November. Whether you’re at work, school or home, join thousands of others across the country to raise awareness and money to help create a world without type 1 diabetes.

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Raise awareness this World Diabetes Day and support research - #GoBlue!

Whether you’re at work, school or home, join thousands of others across the country to raise awareness and money to help create a world without type 1 diabetes.