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Each year, World Diabetes Day on 14th November raises awareness of the disease: we are recreating the 'blue ring' symbol of diabetes around the Triton Fountain at the Radcliffe Infirmary Quarter!

Diabetes affects over 400 million people all over the world, and led by the International Diabetes Federation, each year people come together on World Diabetes Day on 14th November, to raise global awareness about the disease.

This year’s theme is the family and diabetes, and our extended research family, people with diabetes, their family, friends and local schoolchildren, will be coming together  at the Old Radcliffe Infirmary site in Oxford, to make a giant blue ring (the logo of World Diabetes Day) around the Radcliffe Infirmary fountain: diabetes research and clinical care was based at this site for many years, before moving to the purpose-built OCDEM building at Oxford’s Churchill Hospital.  We’ll follow this with an information event about diabetes and local diabetes research at the adjacent St Luke’s chapel.

This event if funded by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre's Diabetes and Metabolism theme.

Please note that there is be photography and filming at the event

If diabetes has affected you or your family, and you would like to share your experiences for the event, please email Marco Pontecorvi.