World Diabetes day is being celebrated on 14th of November of every year around the world to raise consciousness among peoples about diabetes.
This day was introduced in year 1991 by International Diabetes Federation (IDF) which is a worldwide alliance of more than 200 Diabetes association from all over the world. 14th November is the date of birth of Frederick Banting who along with Charles Best who invented insulin for treatment of diabetes patient`s way back in 1922.
World Diabetes day is celebrated worldwide in more than 160 countries, all member States of the United Nations, healthcare experts and many more. To take part in this day you can wear blue (the official color of the IDF), light a candle on your window or you can visit a diabetes screening center or information session near you.
There are lots and lots of activities structured on this day. These activities includes Radio and Television Programs, Poster Awareness Campaigns, Social Exhibitions, Lightings at monuments and homes, Press Conferences, Diabetes Workshops, Screening of Documentaries films on Diabetes, Public Meeting to distribute information to general public, Sports events or Cycle Racing, Special events or activities for children and Newspaper or Magazine Articles. Every Year, this World Diabetes Day activity is center around the topics that related to diabetes.
World Diabetes day is a call to all those who are responsible for Diabetes care and can contribute to control it.
For a diabetic patient, this is a message for empowerment education so that he can follow proper ways whether diet food or exercises to improve his health.
For Doctors or healthcare professionals this is an alert to improve knowledge so that proper cure can be discovered.
For government, it is a time to implement proper policies for prevention of diabetes.
And for general public this is a call to be alert against Diabetes and understand the serious impact of diabetes.
To articulate about the logo of the World Diabetes day, this is represented by a blue circle logo. This blue circle resembles to the global symbol of diabetes and signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes pandemic.
In last, I would like to add ‘Prevention is better than cure’, as there is no need for any cure if we take proper steps and stay away from these kind of diseases through proper prevention.