World Diabetes Day

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World Diabetes Day
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World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day, observed on November 14 each year, serves as the primary global awareness campaign dedicated to diabetes mellitus.

Led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), each World Diabetes Day revolves around a theme related to diabetes. Type 2 diabetes, a largely preventable and treatable non-communicable disease, is experiencing a rapid increase in global numbers. Although type 1 diabetes is not preventable, it can be effectively managed with insulin injections. Past themes have addressed topics such as diabetes and human rights, diabetes and lifestyle, diabetes and obesity, diabetes in the disadvantaged and vulnerable, and diabetes in children and adolescents. While the campaigns extend throughout the entire year, the day itself commemorates the birthday of Frederick Banting, who, alongside Charles Best, conceived the idea that led to the discovery of insulin in 1922.