Diabetes Awareness Month

How Can You Help With Diabetes Awareness Month?


Use this time to educate all of your friends, family, acquaintances, coworkers and anyone else about diabetes. Don’t just tell them you are diabetic though… tell them what it means to have diabetes, the management that is required, and what you go through on a daily basis. Start the conversation!

  • Create a presentation about diabetes, then share it with your classmates, coworkers, etc.
  • When someone asks why you’re poking your finger, tell them why – in detail!
  • Share CDF educational videos and posts on social media. Check out our YouTube channel here.
  • Wear blue – the color for diabetes – to show your support

Add a Frame to Your Facebook Profile Picture

1. Go to https://www.facebook.com/profilepicframes
2. Search for “Children’s Diabetes Foundation”
3. Choose your frame
4. Reposition if needed
5. Click “Use as Profile Picture”


Follow the Children’s Diabetes Foundation on social media to get involved in the conversation and to help spread educational messages. We aim to educate the public about type 1 diabetes and end the stereotypes that often come along with the disease. Check out our social media pages:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChildrensDiabetesFoundation?ref=hl
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CDFdiabetes
Instagram: @CDFdiabetes

Hand Out Educational Materials

Check out our printable materials here!


Make your donation for Colorado Gives Day on December 5th, 2017 OR schedule your donation ahead of time. Your donation will help us win a portion of the $1 Million Incentive Fund from the #COGivesDay Program. After you donate, share why you donated on social media to encourage others to do the same. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a Colorado resident to give to our cause!

Interested in making your own fundraising page for the Children’s Diabetes Foundation? Watch this video to learn how.

Write a Blog to Share Your Story

We would love to hear your story to help spread the message about life with type 1 diabetes – whether you are type 1 or care for someone with type 1. If you’re interested in writing a blog to share your story, email Mattie@ChildrensDiabetesFoundation.org for details. By spreading messages about type 1 diabetes, we can defeat the stereotypes of type 1 diabetes and teach others about what it truly means to have this disease.

Shop to Support the Children’s Diabetes Foundation

Purchase a CDF tshirt, necklace, or notecards here to start the conversation about type 1 diabetes and the Children’s Diabetes Foundation.

Do you shop on Amazon.com? You can use Amazon Smile instead to get the same great products and shopping experience, but a portion of your purchase will be donated back. You shop, Amazon gives! Head to smile.amazon.com and choose the Children’s Diabetes Foundation as your benefiting charity – every time you shop!

Attend the Kendra Gives Back Party Benefiting CDF on November 9th from 5 to 7 pm at Kendra Scott in Cherry Creek North (175 Fillmore St.). Learn more here.

Denver Turns Blue

On November 14th, be on the lookout for many Denver iconic builds to display blue lights in support of type 1 diabetes and World Diabetes Day. Those buildings include the Pepsi Center, the Daniels & Fisher Clock Tower (16th and Arapahoe), and the City & County Building (Civic Center Park). If you snap a picture, use the hashtag #DiabetesAwarenessMonth and tag CDF!