Sunday 14th November 2010 is Word Diabetes Day and to mark the event Table Mountain will turn blue between 20h00 and 22h00. Turning the mountain blue is part of an international call to action led by the International Diabetes Federation in collaboration with Novo Nordisk as part of their Changing Diabetes Campaign. The campaign, using the diabetes awareness colour blue, is aimed at encouraging the public to get screened for diabetes and highlights the fact that the condition can be treated.
Diabetes, known as ‘the silent killer’, affects millions of lives each year. Every 8 seconds someone somewhere in the world dies from diabetes. Closer to home, South African sufferers could be free from the condition and the complications associated with it with early detection. Encouraging screening for diabetes is vital and media coverage about diabetes is believed to have saved countless lives.
Go and get screened.
Diabetes can be controlled!