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World Diabetes Day

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[World Diabetes Day flag]
image located by Esteban Rivera, 21 May 2011

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"World Diabetes Day is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes mellitus world and is held on November 14 of each year. It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to the alarming rise of diabetes around the world. World Diabetes Day is a campaign that features a new theme chosen by the International Diabetes Federation each year to address issues facing the global diabetes community. While the campaigns last the whole year, the day itself marks the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, first conceived the idea which led to the discovery of insulin in 1922."
Esteban Rivera, 21 May 2011

The Flag

"The World Diabetes Day logo is available for download in over 60 languages. The World Diabetes Day logo is the blue circle - the global symbol for diabetes which was developed as part of the Unite for Diabetes awareness campaign. The logo was adopted in 2007 to mark the passage of the United Nations World Diabetes Day Resolution. It is a simple icon that can be easily adapted and widely adopted, the circle symbolizes life and health. The colour blue reflects the sky that unites all nations. The blue circle signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes pandemic."

The flag is the logo on a white background.
There are two sizes of the flag (according to the official website):
- 1.5x1m (5x3 ft)
- 30x46cm (12x18in)
Esteban Rivera, 21 May 2011

This picture is the 86m flagpole in Surrey, BC. The flag is probably 20x40 ft (6x12m). So, there is at least one more size. The picture I took that day shows a dark blur on a pale flag (and rain on my windshield) so I didn't provide it.
Dean McGee, 26 May 2011