World Diabetes Day Information For Students

World Diabetes Day Information For Students

World Diabetes Day is observed on the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922. Check out the date, theme, history and significance

World Diabetes Day aims to create a platform to promote IDF advocacy efforts throughout the year, and a global driver to promote the importance of taking coordinated and concerted actions to confront diabetes as a critical global health issue.

World Diabetes Day 2021: Date

World Diabetes is marked every year on November 14 on the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922.

Theme:

The theme for World Diabetes Day 2021-23 is ‘Access to Diabetes Care‘.

100 years after the discovery of insulin, millions of people with diabetes around the world cannot access the care they need.

People with diabetes require ongoing care and support to manage their condition and avoid complications.

  • 2021: Access to Diabetes Care
  • 2020: Diabetes: Nurses make the difference
  • 2019: Family and Diabetes
  • 2018: Family and Diabetes
  • 2017: Women and diabetes ‒ our right to a healthy future
  • 2016: Eyes on diabetes

World Diabetes Day 2021: History

The day, November 14, has been specifically chosen for a diabetes-associated awareness campaign.

World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by the IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes.

WDD became an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of the United Nations Resolution.

It is marked every year on November 14. On this day, Sir Frederick Banting was born. He discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922.

WDD is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign, reaching over 1 billion people globally in more than 160 countries.

Tips to Control Diabetes:

The tips below are easy to practice in daily life:

  • Regular Exercise
  • Controlling carbohydrate intake
  • Keeping body weight under control
  • Increase fibre intake
  • Eating small portions at regular intervals
  • Controlling stress and strain
  • Drinking enough water
  • Adequate sleep
  • Including chromium and magnesium in food
  • Including apple cider vinegar and cinnamon extract in the diet

World Diabetic 2021: AIM

Platform to promote International Diabetes Federation (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. This represents a global symbol for diabetes awareness. It signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes epidemic.

Who received the first Insulin Injection:

Leonard Thompson received his first successful injection of insulin.

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