Date: 14 November
Categories:General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance
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On December 20, 2006, the United Nations designated November 14 as World Diabetes Day by a resolution. The observation aimed to raise awareness of diabetes, its prevention and complications and the care that people with the condition need.
World Diabetes Day is celebrated with an aim to increase awareness of the effects of diabetes and its complications amongst the general population and professionals in a range of sectors.
This day is the birthday of Frederick Banting who along with Charles Best, first conceived the idea which led to the discovery of insulin in 1922.
Actions and Programs
Governments, non-governmental organizations, medical and social associations, companies, healthcare professionals are conducting events and programs to raise awareness about diabetes and its complications.
World Diabetes Day is celebrated all over the world by the International Diabetes Federation and its member associations around the world. This day is observed with different programs like conferences, workshops, seminars, programs and awareness in local and national media and also in internet, sports events, medical camps for diabetes persons, public information meetings, walks, runs, human blue circles, etc.