November is National Diabetes Awareness Month (NDAM), an international celebration focused on raising awareness for all forms of diabetes, its signs and symptoms, and gain support for critical research toward preventing, better treating and curing all forms of the disease.
The theme for NDAM 2015 is ‘T1D Looks Like Me!’ The sentiment behind the theme is to celebrate the stories and individuals who live beyond type 1 diabetes (T1D) to accomplish their goals and dreams. Join us as we bring awareness to T1D and JDRF research through photos, videos and stories of successful, ambitious individuals who don’t allow the day-to-day attention to detail their health requires keep them from accomplishing their dreams and goals. Meet some amazing people and learn how you can impact their lives by raising awareness and funds towards finding a cure for T1D and its complications from the ‘T1D Looks Like Me’ campaign.
You can discover remarkable stories of the Canadian T1D community on;
Canadians are also encouraged to engage with the T1D community, share our stories as well as their own using #T1DLooksLikeMe.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
- Submit your own “T1D Looks Like Me” photo:
- Use your profile pic to raise awareness! Download our pic badgeand add it to your profile picture!
- Participate in our Thunderclap movement! Donate your Facebook or Twitter account to broadcast a World Diabetes Day post and message of support, en-masse.
- Encourage your friends and family to donate to turn type one into type none. Your connection to T1D highlights the importance of the research JDRF funds.