Help Save Lives With #SeeTheSigns—3 Simple Ways to Get Involved!

 2022-11-10

23% of U.S. adults living with type 2 diabetes are undiagnosed. Around the world, 1 in 10 people have diabetes and almost 1 in 2 adults with diabetes are undiagnosed. Unfortunately, untreated type 2 diabetes can lead to further health complications.

This is where you come in—we need your help to change this story!

Together, through our #SeeTheSigns of diabetes awareness campaign, we’re making sure everyone knows the signs of diabetes so every person developing the disease can receive a timely diagnosis and stay as healthy as possible.

Get involved and help save lives:

1. Share our #SeeTheSigns of diabetes social media graphics

Head over to our #SeeTheSigns of diabetes page to find a variety of sharable social media graphics.

Post to social media with the hashtags #SeeTheSigns and #T2D and remember to tag us @BeyondType2!

2. Download and print #SeeTheSigns posters to share in your community

Distributing #SeeTheSigns posters in your community ensures people who aren’t spending time online know the signs of diabetes too. You can post them at your local coffee shop, school, college, camp, supermarket and more.

Downloadable black and white posters can be found on our #SeeTheSigns of diabetes page.

3. Post your own #SeeTheSigns photo or video

Post a picture or reel using your fingers to share the number of signs you/your loved one had and share your story about the signs you experienced. Our primary channel is Instagram, though please post across all your social channels too!

  • STEP 1: Take a selfie (photo or video) holding up your fingers to show the number of signs you experienced before being diagnosed.
    • If it’s zero, i.e. you didn’t notice any signs, use your hand to create a zero.
    • If you are creating a reel on Instagram please create it to the song Eye of The Tiger, ideally starting at the 18-second mark (click here to see the part to start). For information on how to add music to a reel on Instagram, click here.
  • STEP 2: Share your story! In your post share the signs you saw in yourself or your loved one. Four of the key signs are excessive thirst, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss and exhaustion.
  • STEP 3: In your post, thank and tag the people who helped you #SeeTheSigns.
  • STEP 4: In your caption, consider including: “November 14 is #WorldDiabetesDay – I’m sharing my signs so others can #SeeTheSigns #T2D. Join our community & share yours.”

Please remember to tag us @BeyondType2! In Spanish, #SeeTheSigns is #VeLasSeñales. You can also add #SeeTheSigns stickers to your stories and reels on Instagram — just search ‘seethesigns’ under the GIF stickers section.

Thank you for helping others #SeeTheSigns of diabetes! You are saving lives. Thank you!