World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14 and it’s led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations. It engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. The date was chosen because it marks the birthday of Frederick Banting, who, along with Charles Best, is credited with the discovery of insulin in 1921. In 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization(WHO) in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat that diabetes now poses.  The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public spotlight.

Theme: 2009-2013: Diabetes Education and Prevention.

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