Here comes World Diabetes Day!!
World Diabetes Day (WDD) is an annual campaign created by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and and World Health Organization (WHO) in 1991. It is celebrated every November 14th - the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who is credited with the discovery of insulin in 1921 - and engages millions of people worldwide to raise public awareness about diabetes.
People celebrate WDD with parties, fairs, educational talks, group walks, dances and more, all in the glow of the blue lights that have come to symbolize diabetes awareness.
IDF has a number of useful resources to arm us with information and ways to participate in the awareness-raising this year:
How are YOU going to celebrate this year? Is there an event in your local area for World Diabetes Day? If so, please tell us about it in the thread below!
If you'd like to help spread public awareness about diabetes and the importance of World Diabetes Day, print and hand out the attached file!502-WDDfinal.pdf (4.42 MB)