What is Blue Circle Diabetes?

Where does the Blue Circle name come from?

When Mel went away to the International Diabetes Federation Youth Leadership Camp in Italy she was there with 25 other youth advocates from across Europe. In some ways we had a lot in common as everyone had Type 1 diabetes, but in some ways we didn't have anything in common as we were all from different countries and some spoke different languages. We got on like we'd known each other for years, but there was one colour and one shape that joined us. And that people use to be able to recognise one another as having diabetes and that's the blue circle.

The blue circle itself is something that was created for a purpose to represent the United Nations resolution regarding diabetes. But has been adopted all over the world by people who place the blue circle in their profile pictures in social media forums such as twitter, facebook and instagram. Blue circle diabetes group plans to use social media in order to keep everyone connected and share experiences so the blue circle name was created.

The circular shape in the name and logos represents something that commonly occurs in nature. Some cultures believe it signifies life and health, it also signifies unity and togetherness. The most important fundamentals of blue circle diabetes group. Combined strength is the element that will determine the support group as a whole. Because together we are stronger as we are 'In this together'.

The colour blue represents all of the different diabetes organisations that take this colour as their emblem. Blue is the colour of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.
Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness. In heraldry, blue is used to symbolize piety and sincerity.

Light blue is associated with health, healing, tranquility, understanding, and softness.
Dark blue represents knowledge, power, integrity, and seriousness
And together the three shades of blue make up the Blue Circle Diabetes logo of interlinked circles, signify connection, friendship and the different people that make up the group.