November 14th, 2021
World Diabetes Day 2021: ‘Access to Diabetes Care – If Not Now, When?’ is the theme for the World Diabetes Day 2021-2023.
“If Not Now When… is one of my favorite sayings which is why I picked this article from news18 to share with you.” Diabetes Awareness and Education is close to my heart because my 9 year old twin son has had Type 1 for 4+ years now.”-J
This November 14 marks the World Diabetes Day. Every year this international event is held all over the world to raise awareness on diabetes mellitus which is a chronic illness that is a result of malfunctioning of insulin production in the body. On this World Diabetes Day, let’s find out about its theme, history and significance:
World Diabetes Day 2021: Theme
“Access to Diabetes Care – If Not Now, When?” is the theme for the World Diabetes Day 2021-2023. The campaign hinges on a particular theme that is followed for one or more years.
Though the day was conceived in 1991, it was in 2006 that the World Diabetes Day assumed official status as the United Nations Day after the United Nations Resolution was passed.
The day November 14 was chosen as the day for this initiative because it commemorates the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, the medical scientist who discovered insulin in 1922 along with Charles Best. Leonard Thompson was the first to receive the insulin injection.
World Diabetes Day: History
World Diabetes Day was established by the International Diabetes Foundation (IDF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1991, as a response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by the ailment. World Diabetes Day was officially recognized by the United Nations in 2006 with the passage of a resolution to this effect.
World Diabetes Day 2021: Significance
Diabetes has been a cause of concern for millions all over the globe. Over 537 million people are suffering from diabetes. To address this increasing health threat, the World Diabetes Day campaign ensures that the information related to diabetes is circulated well.
The endeavor works to keep the diabetes epidemic in the public as well as the political spotlight to ensure the critical illness is carefully addressed and people continue to take care of their health.
As a part of this World Diabetes Day endeavor, diabetes screening programs are held; coordinated and concerted actions to confront diabetes as a critical global health issue are taken.
This world’s largest campaign is represented by a blue circle logo which signifies the unity of the global diabetes community.-news18
“Prayers to find a cure soon for these kids and people dealing with this daily for a lifetime.”-J
Peace & Harmony, Jacqueline Albert Pepper 💙