National World Diabetes Day 2017

Reason to celebrate: November 14, 2017 is National World Diabetes Day.

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day was first presented in 1991, and established by both the International Diabetic issues Federation and the Globe Health Organization. In response to the increase in cases of Diabetic issues worldwide, it was determined to select a day of the year to raise awareness of Diabetic issues and related causes. The day chosen was the birthday party of Sir Frederick Banting, a medical researcher which co-discovered Insulin and was the initial person to utilize it on humans.

The motif of World Diabetes Day on a regular basis changes. As an example, the style for the day between 2009 and 2013 was education and avoidance, and in the past such themes have actually been used such as civils rights, way of living, obesity, the disadvantaged and at risk, and children/teenagers. Various events all over the world mark the day including increasing awareness in the media, lectures and conferences, sporting occasions, and leaflet/poster campaigning. "Going blue" is one more international event to mark the day, where folks wear blue and landmark buildings and monoliths around the world are lit up in blue, to help spread recognition of the day.

Hugs On National Hug Day
Hugs On National Hug Day

(1 of ) For National Hug Day, here are 21 photos our photographers have captured of the most heart warming and tear jerking hugs. 1. Casie Herron gets a hug from Anders, her diabetic-alert dog, during a World Diabetes Day seminar at the Wells Fargo ...

Sonoma County Hugs On National Hugging Day
Sonoma County Hugs On National Hugging Day

(1 of 19) For National Hug Day, here are 21 photos our photographers have captured of the most heart warming and tear jerking hugs. 1. Casie Herron gets a hug from Anders, her diabetic-alert dog, during a World Diabetes Day seminar at the Wells Fargo ...

World Diabetes Day 2015
World Diabetes Day 2015

WHO is also marking World Diabetes Day by announcing that the Organization's annual World Health Day, which recognizes its birthday on 7 April, will focus on the issue of diabetes. World Health Day will provide an important platform for promoting ...

Very Little To Celebrate On World Diabetes Day
Very Little To Celebrate On World Diabetes Day

Saturday, November 14, is World Diabetes Day which begs the question, “What exactly are we celebrating?” Not to rain on anyone's parade but diabetes continues to grow at epidemic rates, we are no closer to a cure than we were last year at this time and ...

New Numbers Add Urgency to Prevention Ahead of World Diabetes Day
New Numbers Add Urgency to Prevention Ahead of World Diabetes Day

Sounding the alarm about rising rates of diabetes worldwide ahead of World Diabetes Day on Saturday, the International Diabetes Federation has released new data in support of its campaign to convince governments to impose taxes on unhealthful foods ...

People Centre'd on Diabetes: Keep moving with a step challenge
People Centre'd on Diabetes: Keep moving with a step challenge

You may have read or heard that the obesity epidemic is slowing. The number of adults who are overweight or obese is still increasing, but more slowly than before, and the number of children affected has stabilized. The number of young children who are ...

Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society (PATS) Discusses Importance of Athletic ...
Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society (PATS) Discusses Importance of Athletic ...

The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society (PATS) participated in the World Diabetes Day event held at the state capitol in Harrisburg on November 18th. The event featured Pennsylvania chefs as its keynote speakers, including Executive Chef Pippa ...

Nigeria: Diabetes - Experts Identify Foods as Remedy
Nigeria: Diabetes - Experts Identify Foods as Remedy

Owerri — Participants at this year's World Diabetes Day, WDD, have advised people living with the disease in the country to eat more of locally manufactured foods as a way of mitigating the problem. In her lecture at a seminar to mark the event at ...

November 14, 2017 is also Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day