Think Blue on World Diabetes Day

Staff and students are invited to take part activities around campus to mark World Diabetes Day today (14 November).

Brownlow Health and the University are working together to help raise awareness of this global issue on the birthday of Frederick Banting, the man who, with Charles Best, first came up with an idea that led to the discovery of insulin in 1922.


Linking in to the International Diabetes Federation campaign, there will be a Diabetes awareness event for staff and students at the Sherrington Building, between 10 am and 2pm today, where a Diabetes Nurse Consultant, together with practice and university health advisors, will provide information about diabetes, its management and general healthy lifestyle advice.

At 4pm the Harrison Hughes Building – the School of Engineering on Ashton Street – will be lit up in blue, to highlight the World Diabetes Day ‘Think Blue: Wear Blue’ campaign, where students will be encouraged to take some exercise, such as a walk , cycle ride, aerobic workout, hula hooping, flash mob or dancing.

For more information about the events today, contact Peta Navein on 07766 814 057.

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