When is world diabetes day? -World Diabetes Day is held on 14 November each year. It is the global awareness campaign focusing on diabetes mellitus. Led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), each World Diabetes Day focuses on a theme related to diabetes. Type-2 diabetes is non-communicable, largely preventable and treatable disease that is rapidly increasing in numbers worldwide. However Type 1 Diabetes is not preventable but can be managed with insulin doses. World Diabetes Day was launched in 1991 by the IDF and the World Health Organization (WHO) after the rapid rise of diabetes around the world.
Themes of the Previous world Diabetes day Campaigns
Themes of previous World Diabetes Day campaigns have focused on different factors that influence the risk of diabetes and its complications;
2018–2019: The Family and Diabetes – diabetes concerns every family
2017: Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future.
2016: Eyes on Diabetes.
2015: Healthy Eating.
2014: Go Blue for Breakfast.
2013: Protect our Future: Diabetes Education and Prevention.
World Diabetes Day logo
WHY A CIRCLE?
The circle occurs frequently in nature and has thus been widely employed since the dawn of humankind. The significance is overwhelmingly positive .Across cultures, the circle will symbolize life and health. The circle symbolizes unity which is most significant for the campaign. Our combined strength is that the key component that created this campaign therefore special. The global diabetes community came along to support UNO Resolution on diabetes and wishes to stay united to create a distinction. As we all believe that to do nothing is no longer an option for us.
The blue border of the circle represents the UN flag and the colour of the sky. The United Nations is in itself a symbol of unity amongst nations and it is the only authoritative organization that can signal to governments everywhere that it is the right time to fight diabetes and reverse the global trends with respect to diabetes which impedes economic development and premature death.