Now firmly established within the social media world - with over 10,000 Facebook fans, over 2,500 followers on Twitter, and many more supporters across other sites - we need our online supporters to help with our 'Get Serious' campaign.
'Get Serious', underlining the seriousness of diabetes, is all about strength in numbers - so we're aiming to get as many of our existing online supporters as possible to sign up and show their commitment to Get Serious about diabetes, to boost those numbers.
Help make diabetes a priority
"If everyone who supports us on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks signs up to Get Serious we will increase support for the campaign by thousands," said Paul McDonald, Head of Communications at Diabetes UK.
“We’re coming together with a single message: sign up to show your commitment to Get Serious about diabetes. By signing up, you join a community that is fighting one of the UK’s biggest health challenges. Each person who signs up to Get Serious brings us one step closer to making diabetes a priority for everyone.”
And with more people signed up to the campaign, the greater power we will have to influence key decision makers in the UK and ensure diabetes is made a top priority for 2010 and beyond.
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Because half a million people in the UK have Type 2 diabetes and don’t even know it; because three people die from diabetes-related complications every hour; because one person is diagnosed with diabetes every three minutes; because of all of this we are asking people to join in our campaign and Get Serious about diabetes.
Please note that this campaign has now closed, and the microsite is no longer available.
The campaign is being supported by entertainer Christopher Biggins, who has Type 2 diabetes. Other celebrity supporters of the campaign include Sir Steve Redgrave, Dominic Littlewood, Cheryl Fergison, Steve Dixon, Eamonn Holmes, Amy Lamé, Phillip Schofield and Paul O'Neill.