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Branding Diabetes – A Single Universal Symbol

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A man walked pass me, I spotted the familiar yellow band around his wrist. I smiled knowing the message it represents, he is living strong and or supporting people living strong.

Walking through the kitchen section at my local department store, I see lots of pink appliances. I know exactly what they represent even without the little pink ribbon. I, along with most people know the color’s association with breast cancer.

The iconic red ribbon and Project Red is well known for AID awareness.

November is diabetes awareness month both here in Canada and in the USA. November 14th is World Diabetes Day.

Do you know the diabetes awareness symbol? Do you know its color association?

Let us unite for diabetes awareness, a single universal symbol and color for diabetes awareness

Let’s get behind the blue circle – Join the movement!

Sign the petition

I look forward to the day my blue bracelet; clothing and pin will represent a message of awareness.

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Written by Pearlsa

November 3rd, 2011 at 6:15 am

9 Responses to 'Branding Diabetes – A Single Universal Symbol'

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  1. I signed!
    The bracelet is gorgeous!

    Lorraine

    3 Nov 11 at 1:22 PM

  2. Pearlsa, WHERE did you get that bracelet? Did you make it? It is stunning. I look at the individual silver posts as representing all of us, united. Gorgeous.
    Oh I do so wish my wrist would let me go back to doing beadwork……..sigh
    In the last month I’ve done a lot of walking around the Mississippi, and several times came upon lovely vistas that made me think “boy, Pearlsa could find a lot of great pictures to take here”. Then I realized that I could also, so started carrying my camera with me in a backpack. I will email you the slideshow when it’s done.

    Minnesota Nice

    3 Nov 11 at 4:05 PM

  3. Hi Kathy,

    I am patiently waiting on the slideshow, I can wait to see what you capture :-)

    The bracelet was a gift a “friendship bracelet” it is a perfect circle that reminds me of the diabetes circle. I wish I was crafty enough to have made it, I would made one for every DOC member. It is made by links of London my friend chose the color just be chance he wanted a pink one but they were out of pink.

    Adjoa Pearlsa

    3 Nov 11 at 6:30 PM

  4. Thanks Lorraine :-)

    Adjoa Pearlsa

    3 Nov 11 at 6:31 PM

  5. That is indeed pretty cool. Little things like this can help spark more awareness than just wearing blue clothes – it is something unique and gets people’s attention.

    Of course, after we have their attention, we also need to tell them what we are standing for. We have to let them know why they should care, why the government and the organizations should care, and why we need a cure. We’ve been waiting a long time for one.
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    Stoyan

    4 Nov 11 at 3:49 PM

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  7. I couldn’t sign the petition, because I am Canadian.

    Penny

    5 Nov 12 at 1:47 PM

  8. It would not accept me as I have a postal code from CANADA..:(

    Joanne H.

    5 Nov 12 at 1:57 PM

  9. @Penny @Joanne This petition was active last year and I was able to sign (I am Canadian too) I think something changed this year.

    Adjoa Pearlsa

    5 Nov 12 at 2:13 PM

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