Oneida County is going blue.

County employees dressed in blue formed a “human blue circle” around the Oneida County logo on the sidewalk at the County Office Building on the Park Avenue side to mark World Diabetes Day.

The color blue represents diabetes awareness.

The County Office Building was also lit blue and will remain blue for the remainder of November, which is National Diabetes month.

“One in 11 Americans has diabetes, and in the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than tripled,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente.  “Making small, healthy changes to our diets and lifestyle as we age can go a long way toward preventing the onset of this terrible disease, which is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.”