November 14 is World Diabetes Day (WDD). Help spread awareness about diabetes by downloading the WWD selfie app. This how you do it!
Written by Victoria Pedersen
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) wishes to increase awareness for diabetes amongst the general public as many still are clueless or, maybe worse, ill-informed about the disease. They especially want people to know what the blue circle, the global symbol of diabetes, stands for. For this reason they have “developed a WorldDiabetesDay (WDD) selfie app to promote the blue circle in a fun way”.
Of course we at SmartCare happily supports anything that can raise public awareness about diabetes, and there isn’t a secret that we are a big fan of apps (since our goal is to increase the personal safety for people with chronic diseases through our safety apps), so of course it’s already installed on our phones.
The WDD selfie app is pretty self explanatory – this what you do:
- First you download the app for iOS (Apple) or Android.
- Allow WDD to use your picture if you want it to be shared on the WDD pages
- You take a selfie with your phone (selfie = a picture of yourself). Or if you’re not a big fan of selfies you take a group picture with your family or/and friends. Only your imagination sets the limit for where you can take the the selfie. Though we recommend to keep it PG 13, as we are pretty sure being inappropriate doesn’t quite give the positive awareness affect we wish to achieve here.
- Move the blue circle where you want it, most likely around your face.
- Than last, but not least, share it with your friends on social media!
If you still have questions about the WDD app read about it here on the IFDs hompeage.