World Diabetes Day is celebrated on November 14 all over the world! This is an important day in which health issues are raised: awareness is protection against disease and the key to reducing problems. Join to learn more about the disease!
World Diabetes Day was founded in 1991 – the creators were the International Diabetes Federation. The idea came about due to a large increase in the incidence: it was necessary to quickly resolve many issues, but without the help of the population this would not have happened. The date was not chosen by chance – on November 14, the Canadian medical scientist Frederick Banting, who discovered insulin together with his colleague, was born. This contribution to the development of medicine will never be forgotten.
In 2006, the United Nations made the holiday official. This gave him more credibility and the support of various organizations from all over the world. The date unites more than a billion people! In 2007, a symbol of awareness of diabetes was coined – a logo with a blue circle, it soon became recognizable.
The holiday covers different themes. Their choice depends on the relevance of the problem. In 2021-2023, it is “Affordable Care”. Unfortunately, in some areas people cannot get professional examination and treatment.
It is noteworthy that:
- Chinese scientists suggest that by 2025 the number of diabetic patients in the state will increase to 30 million;
- before the discovery of insulin, surgeons refused to operate on people with gangrene, considering the situation to be useless;
- about 90% of people with type 2 diabetes are obese;
- In 1996, a teenage girl died in Pennsylvania because her parents forbade insulin injections. Her mom and dad believed that only prayers could cure their daughter;
- in ancient times, doctors were able to determine diabetes by the taste of urine: if it was sweet, it spoke of an increased amount of glucose, which means a disease.
How to celebrate
Learn more about the disease – study scientific materials, watch documentaries, medical statistics. Share information with loved ones, talk about the dangers and risks. Make donations to special funds to help the sick.
When is World Diabetes Day celebrated in 2022?
World Diabetes Day is observed on November 14 each year.