World Diabetes Day

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Information about World Diabetes Day

Published on November 12, 2008

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World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day commemorates the global awareness campaign, which is held on November 14.

It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization… response to the alarming rise of diabetes around the world.

Each year, World Diabetes Day is centered on a theme related to diabetes.

The day also marks the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best,… Public Domain picture from:

…first conceived the idea to the discovery of insulin in 1922.

In 2007 and 2008, the theme of World Diabetes Day is Diabetes in Children and Adolescents.

Diabetes is a chronic disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood.

It is caused by failure of the pancreas to produce adequate amounts of insulin.

Over the years, the lack of good eating habits and the knowledge of nutrition…

…has resulted in an alarming percentage of the world population being diabetic.

Awareness of diabetes and knowledge on preventing it can result in reduction of its spread.

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