Wednesday, 4 September 2013


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.

Each year, World Diabetes Day is centred on a theme related to diabetes. Topics covered have included diabetes and human rights, diabetes and lifestyle, diabetes and obesity, diabetes in the disadvantaged and the vulnerable, diabetes in children and adolescents. It mainly entails talking about Diabetes

This year's world diabetes day theme is Diabetes: Protect our Future

Activities can include:

Bringing Diabetes to Light by making monumental structures and buildings go blue for diabetes awareness 

Organize an event in your location: Could be an awareness program or in collaboration with health institutions could be a free screening program

You could organize a flash mob with friends


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