This week, Tuesday 14th November marked World Diabetes Day (WDD), the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries.
WDD is an important day, considering the statistics that 1 in 10 adults worldwide have diabetes. Over 90% have type 2 diabetes and close to half are not yet diagnosed.
In many cases, type 2 diabetes and its complications can be delayed or prevented by adopting and maintaining healthy habits. Knowing your risk and what to do is important to support prevention, early diagnosis and timely treatment.
The theme for World Diabetes Day 2021- 23 is Access to Diabetes Care. It is all about knowing your risk for type 2 diabetes to help delay or prevent the condition and the importance of having access to the right information and care to ensure timely treatment and management.
WDD is marked every year on 14th November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922.
For further information please go to https://worlddiabetesday.org/