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World Diabetes Day 2017

Women are at a higher risk of diabetes but prevention is possible.

World Diabetes Day 2017

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is observed annually on November 14, a campaign focused on spreading awareness about a condition which affects an estimated 371 million people globally. Established in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes, World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006. The theme for WDD 2017 is Women and Diabetes – our right to a healthy future.

World Diabetes Day – November 14

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is celebrated worldwide by the global diabetes community every year on November 14 to mark the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, discovered insulin in 1922, a life-saving treatment for diabetes patients.