Until this morning I had a candle on the side of this Blog to raise awareness for World Diabetes Day on 14 November.
This morning I have removed it.
Upon visiting the World Diabetes Day website this morning I came across the new video "Act on Diabetes. Now." I have embedded the video here.
The statistics mentioned in this video relate to Type 2 Diabetes.
The video suggests ways that we can help to fight this disease - it mentions causes of "Diabetes" as being "urbanisation", "lack of exercise", "poor diet".
Advertising campaigns such as this cause more harm to the Type 1 Diabetes community than good.
I urge members of the Type 1 Diabetes community to contact the International Diabetes Federation and provide your comments about this advertising campaign.
You will find links for emailing and telephone contact at the bottom of the World Diabetes Day website together with links to contact this organisation via Facebook and Twitter.