Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Blue Circle - Day 24 WEGO Health Blog

I'm participating in the WEGO Health Blog's 'Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge' where bloggers are asked to write about their conditions. The goal is to write from these 30 health related prompts for 30 days in April.

Today is day number twenty four.
Health Mascot. Give yourself, your condition, or your health focus, a mascot. Is it s real person? Fictional? Mythical being? Describe them. Bonus points if you provide a visual!

The Blue Circle

This is the symbol for diabetes. I'm wondering how many people still do not know that. And how I wish the blue circle was not proprietary to the International Diabetes Foundation, who controls it's usage. Cause if I controlled the symbol, this circle would be on EVERYTHING! Just like when you walk into a store, and cannot help banging into everything that is pink and has a breast cancer awareness ribbon on it - cup holder, license plates, tshirts, footwear, pens, notepads! I would make the blue circle everywhere..

So, sorry folks, no cheery mascot. We need awareness and the best way to do it is through a symbol.

1 comment:

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