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Time: 2022-11-10 Hits: 89

14 NOVEMBER. World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225. It is marked every year on 14 November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922.
WDD is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public and political spotlight.
The World Diabetes Day campaign aims to be the:
Platform to promote IDF advocacy efforts throughout the year.
Global driver to promote the importance of taking coordinated and concerted actions to confront diabetes as a critical global health issue
The campaign is represented by a blue circle logo that was adopted in 2007 after the passage of the UN Resolution on diabetes. The blue circle is the global symbol for diabetes awareness. It signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes epidemic.
Every year, the World Diabetes Day campaign focuses on a dedicated theme that runs for one or more years. The theme for World Diabetes Day 2021-2023 is access to diabetes care.
In 2022, the campaign focuses on the need for better access to quality diabetes education for healthcare professionals and people living with diabetes.
One in 10 adults around the world currently live with diabetes, an estimated 537 million people. Almost half do not know they have it. This is putting added strain on healthcare systems.
Healthcare professionals must know how to detect and diagnose diabetes early and make the most of the limited time they have to provide the best possible advice and care for people living with diabetes.
For more than 95% of the time, people living with diabetes are looking after themselves. They need access to ongoing education to understand their condition and carry out the daily self-care essential to staying healthy and avoiding complications