Is a primary global awareness campaign for diabetes mellitus and is held on November14 of each year. It was introduced in 1991by the international Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to the alarming rise of diabetes mellitus around the world.
Who introduced the WDD?
It was jointly introduced by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).
Why November 14th?
It marks the birthday of the man who co-discovered Insulin, Frederick Banting. World Diabetes Day is internationally recognized by hundreds and thousands of people with diabetes throughout the world.
Where is the WDD celebrated?
This is a truly global event, celebrated all over the world in a vast number of ways which include meetings, lectures, sporting events and others.
World Diabetes Day blue buildings.
On each World Diabetes Day, famous buildings and monuments all over the world are lit up in blue. This powerful and striking image helps to spread the message about World Diabetes Day to diabetics and non-diabetics alike.
Is a blue circle which is distinctive and is an essential part of spreading the message about diabetes to as wide audiences as possible.