World Diabetes Day
I’ve added a countdown to the sidebar for Diabetes Day, November 14. This is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes world. Introduced by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO), World Diabetes Day was created due to concern over the increasing cases of diabetes throughout the world.
The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution last December which recognizes diabetes as a chronic, debilitating and costly disease. It designated World Diabetes Day as a United Nations Day to be observed every year starting in 2007. The theme of this year’s campaign is Diabetes in Children and Adolescents.