Today is World Diabetes Day

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bernjb56, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Administrator

    I know that we have a few diabetics on here, and probably most of us will have friends, colleagues, or family who live with this condition.

    World Diabetes Day
    was first introduced in 1991, and founded by both the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organisation. In reaction to the rise in cases of Diabetes worldwide, it was decided to choose a day of the year to raise awareness of Diabetes and related causes. The day chosen was the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, a medical scientist who co-discovered Insulin and was the first person to use it on humans.

    The theme of World Diabetes Day regularly changes. For example, the theme for the day between 2009 and 2013 was education and prevention, and in the past such themes have been used such as human rights, lifestyle, obesity, the disadvantaged and vulnerable, and children/teenagers. Various events around the world mark the day including raising awareness in the media, lectures and conferences, sporting events, and leaflet/poster campaigning. “Going blue” is another global event to mark the day, where people wear blue and landmark buildings and monuments around the world are lit up in blue, to help spread awareness of the day.

  2. I've chosen this for my Hospital Radio Show theme :thumbsup:

    So songs with Sweets, Cake or Chocolate (I know, a bit in bad taste). Sweet songs instead of sweets!!! Honest ;)
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  3. Well obviously this classic needs to be in there :thumbsup:
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  4. A bit racy perhaps
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  5. I'll have a listen when I escape work

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  6. The Archies, Sugar sugar
    Stones, Brown sugar
    Someone had a song called Honey
    Sweet sixteen by various artists.

    There must be loads!
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  7. "Insulin, or Insulain't My Baby..."
  8. How about Alice Cooper?
    "I wanna be injected!"
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  9. Who could forget that great Culture Club song?
    Coma coma coma coma coma kameleon....
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  10. Lol. That's enough poor-taste diabetes songs...
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  11. Careless Wispa was a request

  12. I bought a jumbo bag of black jacks n fruit salads today mmmmmmmmmm:)
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  13. :( What am I going to do for the rest of the evening now?.......
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  14. Try and think of something that rhymes with “pancreas”.
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  15. Black Jack's or fruit salads make vodka actually drinkable! Hard to believe I know but its true :thumbsup:
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  16. My sister lives in Kiev. Do you have a newspaper?
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  17. Well!!!! Next week I have a THREE hour show so you can all help keep the fun going when I start to flag

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  18. Can we phone in? That'd be fun :thumbsup:
  19. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Admin

    A day I wholeheartedly support.
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  20. Yeah, but I don't know how to put you on air...

    ...thank foock

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