I pinned Hope Warshaw, who is a member of Diabetes Advocates and author of multiple books for people with diabetes.
We need people to see the blue circle and immediately think, “DIABETES”. The more united we are under one symbol, the better outcome we’ll have in our advocacy and awareness efforts.
The International Diabetes Federation is behind this mission and are encouraging us to “Pin a Personality”
Here are the instructions straight from the IDF:
“Take a picture of a personality with the blue circle pin.
How to choose a pinable personality?
Your personality can be anyone who you think would profile our blue circle to a wider audience or contributes to IDF’s mission to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide.
Your personality could be a local celebrity, a politician, a teacher, a chef, a local councilor or your gym instructor.
Do you have anyone in mind or are you attending an event before November 14? Will you see anyone pinable? Let us know at email@example.com and we will send you some blue circle pins.
Upload your photo to our World Diabetes Day Facebook page or on Twitter using #WDDPin by November 14. Don’t forget a short one liner explaining who your chosen personality is!
Let’s get the blue circle out there and recognized as the global symbol of diabetes!”
My blogger friend Stacey graciously pinned a few personalities because yours truly is a wee bit shy about these things…
Dr. Nat Strand and Stacey with DiabetesSister’s Founder Brandy Barnes.