World Diabetes Day
A day to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide. The United Nations passed a resolution to designate November 14 as World Diabetes Day in 2006. The day is celebrated by raising awareness about the disease, how to prevent it and the care people with the condition need. Why is the day celebrated on November 14th? This is the birthday of the man who co-discovered insulin, Frederick Banting. Banting discovered insulin in 1922, with Charles Best. Not only is there a day set aside to bring the awareness of the disease, but November is Diabetes Awareness Month.
When is World Diabetes Day?
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How is the day honored?
- Go for a diabetes screening
- There are radio and television campaigns and sporting events held to focus on the day
- Donate money for the cause
- Wear blue to let people know you are aware it is diabetes day.
World Diabetes Day Facts/Trivia:
- The date is held on the birthday of the man who co-discovered insulin, Frederick Banting
- Banting discovered insulin in 1922, with Charles Best
- Insulin is needed to control the blood sugar level
- The day was created in 1991 but it didn’t become official until 2006
- Each year there is a theme for the day. 2019’s theme is Diabetes: Protect Your Family
- The blue circle is the universal symbol for diabetes awareness
Popular Social Media Hashtags:
#worlddiabetesday #fightdiabetes #diabetesday
Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on November 14th :
- Prince Charles – Prince of Wales
- Josh Duhamel – American Actor
- Travis Barker – Drummer
- Condoleeza Rice – Politician
- Yanni – Music Composer
- Laura Ramsey – Actress
- Chip Gaines – Reality Star
Do you honor World Diabetes Day?