What We’re Reading: Inspired by Diabetes Contest

You may remember reading about the Inspired by Diabetes Creative Expression Competition back during National Diabetes Month last November. (Check out the blog entry "National Diabetes Month, Week 3: Around the World."). While the deadline for entries to the contest was originally January 31, 2008, it has now been extended to March 31, so there’s still time to enter.


Inspired by Diabetes is a global campaign sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). The Creative Expressions Competition “seeks expressions of the challenges and triumphs of the diabetes journey through art, essay, poetry, photography and music” and donates money to help provide diabetes care for children in developing nations.

The contest is open to people from different countries and of different age groups. To learn more and download a submission form, visit www.inspiredbydiabetes.com.

This blog entry was written by Web Editor Tara Dairman.

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  • mark r

    I went to http://www.inspiredbydiabetes.com. for further information regarding the contest you wrote about. Because I live in Israel, I went to their International page -http://www.inspiredbydiabetes.com/content/news_advocacy_center_130.jsp. I did a cut and paste from that page and I quote: “The Inspired by Diabetes global contest is open to people around the world. By telling your story and enabling us to share it with others, you can help to inspire action on both a local and global level.”

    The only problem is that Israel is not one of the countries included. I wrote an e mail to Inspired By Diabetes, and of course, I haven’t gotten an answer yet.

    I have been using products by Lilly for years, and needless to say, I am very disappointed with Lilly. I am very active in a number of diabetes related forums, and if I do not receive an answer from Lilly shortly, I will be bringing this issue up.