November 14th is World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day

November 14th  marks World Diabetes Day – a global awareness campaign led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) that highlights the diabetes epidemic and aims to bring hope to the of millions people living with diabetes worldwide.

World Diabetes Day has been observed since 1991, when it was first created by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization. This date was chosen to mark the birthday of, Sir Frederick Banting, who is credited with the discovery of insulin. An official United Nation’s Day, World Diabetes Day is represented by the blue circle logo that is the global symbol of diabetes.

The World Diabetes Day campaign addresses the growing need for diabetes education and prevention programs to tackle diabetes and its life-threatening complications and to establish access to diabetes education as a right for all people with diabetes. Also to promote greater awareness of the risk factors and warning signs of diabetes.

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