Nailing Diabetes: World Diabetes Day 2021

Nailing Diabetes: World Diabetes Day 2021

World Diabetes Day takes place on 14th November, and this year’s event is particularly special in celebrating a very important milestone; 2021 marks 100 years since the discovery of insulin – a treatment that has saved millions of lives around the world!

Did you know? More than 4.9 million people in the UK have diabetes.

Cases of diabetes diagnoses in the UK have doubled in the last 15 years, meaning the condition has never been so prevalent. It’s also a cause that’s particularly close to the heart of Roxy Hoare, our Client Services Director here at Clevertouch.

Living with Type 1 Diabetes

Since 2004, Roxy has been living with Type 1 Diabetes. She is joined by many well-known names who also live with the condition, including Theresa May, Steve Redgrave, Halle Berry and Nick Jonas (to name a few!).

This World Diabetes Day, Roxy will be painting her nails blue to bring awareness for the condition and raise money for Diabetes UK, the leading charity for people living with diabetes in the UK.


“17 years ago, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. For many years, I needed to self-inject insulin daily but advancements in technology now mean I can use a pump – something that was only made possible through vital research and funding.

Whilst I’m open about my condition, I realise that many try and hide the day-to-day ‘admin’ of managing Diabetes, especially in the workplace. Studies have shown people with Diabetes feel shame around their diagnosis, which is exactly why it’s so important that we continue to raise awareness for Diabetes and reduce the stigmas around it.

Having Diabetes does not limit me, nor does it interfere with how I live my life. Since my diagnosis, I’ve travelled the world and achieved many great things, both professionally and personally. The fact I have Diabetes hasn’t stopped me from doing what I enjoy, and I think that’s a really important message to spread too!”

Roxy Hoare, Client Services Director


Join Roxy in Nailing Diabetes!

  1. Choose your blue nail varnish (or click here to buy the official nail varnish from Diabetes UK)
  2. Paint your nails
  3. Share your photo on social media – don’t forget to use the hashtag #NailingDiabetes
  4. Donate by texting NAILS3 (£3), NAILS5 (£5), or NAILS10 (£10) to 70507.

Learn more about World Diabetes Day 2021 or click here to donate to the Nailing Diabetes JustGiving page.

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