Health Days 2011
World Diabetes Day
   The World Diabetes Day (WDD) is meant to raise the global awareness of diabetes, its escalating rates around the world and how to prevent it. Started by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and World Health Organization (WHO), the Day is celebrated on 14 November to mark the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, was instrumental in the discovery of insulin in 1922, a life-saving treatment for diabetes patients.
International Approved Date: 14/11/2011
Regionally Approved Date: 18/12/1432H
Theme of the World Diabetes Day 2011:
Diabetes Education and Prevention
Act on Diabetes, Now.
Targeted Categories:
  • Patients with diabetes.
  • Health decision-makers.
  • Diabetes health educators.
  • All segments of society.
Objectives and Mission of the World Diabetes Day 2011:
  • Encouraging governments to promote and implement policies to prevent and control diabetes and its complications
  • Supporting national initiatives to control diabetes and its complications.
  • Explaining the importance of evidence-based education in the prevention and treatment of diabetes and its complications.
  • Increasing awareness of warning signs of diabetes and encouraging early diagnosis.
  • Promoting measures to reduce risk factors of Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Promoting measures to prevent or delay complications of diabetes.


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