Our favorite month has finally come. Do you know why November is special for people with diabetes? Because November is Diabetes Awareness Month! Each year, 14th of November marks the celebration of World Diabetes Day. This day is celebrated globally to raise awareness about diabetes. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) introduced this day in 1991.
The aim of this day is spreading the message about diabetes and raising awareness for the condition. Comprising hundreds of campaigns, screenings, activities, lectures, meetings and more are some of the ways how people around the world celebrate this day.
Join us in celebrating this incredible community all month long — and especially on World Diabetes Day. You can get involved in different ways: you can inspire others, educate peers. Or you can simply wear something blue.
Accept the challenge – Climb 5000 m for 5000 people with diabetes
On the occasion of November 14th – World Diabetes Day, Bojan Kirov-Jimi, a person with type 1 diabetes, will try to climb the top of Mount Vodno (1060) 5 times, which will dedicate 1 meter to each child and an adult with type 1 diabetes – 5000 in Macedonia.
For each attempt, 3 people will accompany Bojan Kirov, at a safe distance of 2 meters. Also, at the top, there will be a medical team that will take care of the health and safety of Bojan and the other people who will join him.
Due to the current situation with COVID-19, please express your support through social networks by sharing information about diabetes. Or you can simply climb the top of Vodno or another peak near you. Please adhere to the prescribed measures and recommendations for protection and prevention of COVID-19!
Find more information about this challenge on this link.