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World Diabetes Day - 14 November

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World Diabetes Day was launched in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the rapid rise of diabetes around the world (1)

Led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), each World Diabetes Day focuses on a theme related to diabetes. The day itself marks the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best and John James Rickard Macleod, first conceived the idea which led to the discovery of insulin in 1922.

By 2016, World Diabetes Day was being commemorated by over 230 IDF member associations in more than 160 countries and territories, as well as by other organizations, companies, healthcare professionals, politicians, celebrities, and people living with diabetes and their families. Activities include diabetes screening programmes, radio and television campaigns, sports events and others.

Let's share Diabetes Awareness and post in social media the image below (right-click on the image). And remember to wear blue 💙

World Diabetes Day

 

References

1) World Diabetes Day - Wikipedia
2) World Diabetes Day 14 November - International Diabetes Federation website