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London Eye lights up for World Diabetes Day

The London Eye, one of London’s most famous monuments, has lit up in blue in support of World Diabetes Day for the second year running.

The award-winning landmark was lit from dusk on Thursday 13 November and will stay blue until dawn on the morning of Saturday 15 November.

The theme for World Diabetes Day 2008 is 'diabetes in children and adolescents', and children with diabetes have also been helping us to mark this special day.

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(left to right) Shahroz Sheerazi (age 8), Helena Kingwill (age 11), Kirsty Faure (age 10), Daniel Faure (age 13), Harrison Ward (age 10)

Shahroz, Helena, Kirsty, Daniel and Harrison all have Type 1 diabetes and are taking part in Diabetes UK’s children’s lobby of Parliament on Tuesday 18 November. They kindly helped Diabetes UK mark World Diabetes Day by coming down to the London Eye on Thursday night, taking part in a photoshoot and talking about their experiences of living with diabetes. The London Eye generously donated a free ticket for each child and parent.

A big thank you to all at the London Eye for lighting up for World Diabetes Day again this year and joining in the international effort to raise awareness of the rising prevalence of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, particularly in children and adolescents.

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