World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated annually on November 14. Led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes.
November 14th was chosen for this special day because it’s the birthday of the scientist most credited with the discovery of insulin, Sir Frederick Banting. Every year on this day, people all over the world participate in events to raise public awareness about diabetes. Many of these events are celebratory and fun, as we with diabetes take a moment to appreciate each other and our lives, diabetes and all.
How will YOU celebrate World Diabetes Day this year? Post your plans below!