World Diabetes Day, 14th Nov – 100 Years Since the First Insulin Shot

14th November World Diabetes Day

Highlights: 

  • World Diabetes Day takes place every 14th November
  • This year’s targeted theme is,  ‘Access to Diabetes Education”. 
  • IDF estimates 416 Mil people have diabetes worldwide.

World Diabetes Day takes place every 14th November to bring awareness and global attention to the life-threatening health issue. 

This year’s targeted theme is,  ‘Access to Diabetes Education. 

The International Diabetes Federation estimates 416 million people have diabetes worldwide.

The number of diabetes patients is expected to increase to 552 million by 2030.

The First Insulin Shot

About 100 years ago, the first successful injection of insulin was given to Leonard Thompson. 

Technology has come much further today, and through awareness, we can win against the disease.

Take Action Against Diabetes!

The International Diabetes Federation calls on policymakers to increase access to education about diabetes to the masses. 

Through education and timely information, we can improve the lives of the more than 0.5 Billion people suffering from diabetes. 

You can act as an individual by sending a letter to your national health minister or policymaker through the online platform Worlddiabetesday.

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