Downing Street turns blue for World Diabetes Day

A few nice Diabetes type 2 images I found:

Downing Street turns blue for World Diabetes Day
Diabetes type 2

Image by The Prime Minister’s Office
World Diabetes Day takes place on November 14 each year.

This is a significant date in the diabetes calendar because it marks the birthday of the man who co-discovered insulin, Frederick Banting.

This year the campaign slogan is ‘Diabetes: protect our future’ and focuses on supporting children with type 1 diabetes, and preventing children developing type 2 diabetes.

Find out more about World Diabetes Day

Diabetes Kit
Diabetes type 2

Image by grafixtek
This was the most efficient way to organize this stuff. P1020024

Coke and Diabetes
Diabetes type 2

Image by Dave Makes
My goal with this poster was to use the slick marketing of the Coca-Cola company against soft drinks as a whole by increasing awareness of the health hazards that result from overuse. Type 2 diabetes used to be called "adult diabetes" until recently because children are now being diagnosed with it. Diabetes and obesity have become epidemics in this country, and one of the contributing factors is the overuse of soft drinks. Clever advertising has tricked people into believing that it is acceptable to ingest these sugary drinks every day, if not multiple times a day. People think of them as "refreshments" instead of liquid candy, and they choose to ignore the huge amounts of sugar (or mysterious chemicals, if it is diet cola) they are drinking. I won’t go into what all that sugar, caffeine, acid, and carbonation will do to your body here, but the information is out there for you to look up.

I’ll get off my soapbox now. Just take care of yourselves.

14 Kommentare zu “Downing Street turns blue for World Diabetes Day

  1. addytan Autor des Beitrags

    Thanks for posting this! I’ve never had a view into what a diabetic had to carry around.

  2. jomz Autor des Beitrags

    i’m a diabetic myself, and my sickness has yet to progress for me to carry that much stuff around; but carrying around a glucometer and emergency prick pens is a must. thanks for posting this; very very organized.

  3. grafixtek Autor des Beitrags

    The way my schedule is, it is more convenient for me to take the second insulin injection before I leave work. I am testing about 4-5 times a day.

    Thanks for making it a fave.

  4. crazy art girl Autor des Beitrags

    good idea for carrying those supplies. mine is usually in a makeup case by itself. but i like your way better.

  5. Xusha Autor des Beitrags

    My daughters supplies looked like that too, plus an emergency glucogon kit, but now that she went on a pump, we have half as much to carry around in a purse, probably because other half is now attached to her. LOL

  6. Dave Makes Autor des Beitrags

    I’m thinking of doing a series of these, with different sodas and diseases. Maybe Pepsi would be Obesity, Mountain Dew could be kidney stones, etc…

  7. Tim Hong Autor des Beitrags

    Thanks for adding me to your CONTACTS. I like your concept and idea for this poster using coke logo, and also other illustrations.

  8. rdjfraser Autor des Beitrags

    That is awesome, I definitely might slide it into a presentation on diabetes at some point (I’m a nurse).

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