November 14 is World Diabetes Day (WDD). Led by the International Diabetes Federation, the day unites the global diabetes community to produce a powerful voice for diabetes awareness and advocacy. The WDD theme for this year is Healthy Living and Diabetes, as part of the worldwide observance by member associations of the International Diabetes Federation in more than 160 countries and territories.
The International Diabetes Federation has more information on the special day at www.idf.org/worlddiabetesday/about.
For relevant advice on preventing and coping with diabetes, check our previous blog at https://tmcaznews.com/2012/11/28/expert-gives-quick-tips-on-preventing-diabetes.
Until 2006, there was no global symbol for diabetes. Now the blue circle is recognized around the world as the universal symbol for diabetes. The purpose of the symbol is to give diabetes a common identity.
The icon was originally developed for the campaign that resulted in the passage of United Nations Resolution 61/225 that helped to create “World Diabetes Day.” The resolution recognizes the diabetes pandemic that is set to overwhelm health care resources everywhere.