👩‍⚕️World Diabetes Day 2023: Know the Date, Theme, and Importance 

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Diabetes is a serious chronic disease that does not have any cure. However, diabetes can be prevented or controlled if the affected person takes serious remedies. As per the statistics of the International Diabetes Federation, 1 in 10 adults in the world suffers from diabetes. There are two types of diabetes i.e. Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is more common than type 1 diabetes. Every year, the world celebrates World Diabetes Day to spread awareness about the seriousness and preventive measures against Diabetes. Let’s go through this blog and learn about World Diabetes Day 2023!

Name of the
World Diabetes Day
Founded in 1991
Initiated byInternational Diabetes Federation
Date 14 November 2023
Supported byWHO
PurposeTo aware people about risks and preventive measures associated with diabetes

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When is World Diabetes Day 2023 Celebrated?

World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on 14 November. This day was founded by the International Diabetes Federation in 1991. WHO has supported this initiative of the IDF and this day became the United Nations Day in 2006. The United Nations passed resolution 61/225 and registered this day as an annual event.

WDD is celebrated on 14 November to commemorate the birth anniversary of the co-discoverer of insulin Sir Federick Banting. In 1922, he along with Charles Best discovered Insulin, a hormone used to regulate the blood sugar levels in diabetes. 

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World Diabetes Day 2023 Theme

WDD is considered the largest global event to raise awareness about the severity of this disease. Almost 160 countries participate in this day and it has a global audience of 1 billion people across the world. 

Source: WorldDiabetesDay

This day plays a significant role in keeping the disease in the spotlight. Every year, IDF follows a theme to celebrate this day that emphasizes on a particular issue.

The theme for World Diabetes Day 2021-2023 is ‘Access to Diabetes Care’. It is evident by the theme that the majority of the people could not get access to diabetes care. This serious issue needs to be registered by all to provide ongoing care and support to diabetic patient to control their blood sugar levels.

The World Diabetes Day 2023 campaign aims at the necessity of knowing the risk of type 2 diabetes. This could eventually help in preventing or delaying the impact and complications related to Type-2 Diabetes.

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Importance of World Diabetes Day

WDD is a crucial day for the healthcare sector as it emphasizes the risk and response related to diabetes. According to a study, 90% of diabetic patients suffer from type-2 diabetes. Many are still not diagnosed. The people belonging to the economically weaker sector, uneducated, or people belonging to the rural sector are devoid of the support and care necessary to treat Diabetes.

Therefore, WDD plays an essential role in educating people about this chronic illness. Spreading the message about the risk factors associated with diabetes. Various campaigns and activities are conducted on this day to help people learn about the preventive measures of diabetes. 

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World Diabetes Day 2023 Campaign

Every year IDF conducts a campaign on WDD. The slogan for this year’s WDD is “Know your risk, know your response”.

According to this slogan, knowing the risk of type-2 diabetes would eventually help you to know the impact of it and you can seek the appropriate treatment.

Diabetes can cause health risks if the patient does not follow a healthy lifestyle. Some of the major risk factors associated with diabetes are obesity, age, sedentary lifestyle, heart disease, alcohol intake, PCOS, family history, consumption of fats and carbohydrates, etc. 

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Q1. Why is November 14th Diabetes Day?

A1. 14 November is celebrated as WDD to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sir Frederick Banting who along with Charles Best invented the hormone insulin in 1922. So, this day is dedicated to honour his commendable discovery in the field of healthcare.

Q2. What is the theme of World Diabetes Day 2023?

A2. The theme for WDD 2023 is ‘Access to Diabetes Care’ which focuses on imparting ongoing care and support to diabetic patients around the world and this year the IDF focused on the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Q3. What is the colour of World Diabetes Day?

A3. The Colour of WDD is a blue circle. It is also the symbol of World Diabetes Day.

Q4. Who invented World Diabetes Day?

A4. The International Diabetes Federation invented the WDD in 1991 with the assistance of the WHO with the growing tension related to the health and economic threats caused by diabetes. This day became an official UN Day in 2006.

Let us know what steps have you taken to celebrate World Diabetes Day 2023 in the comment section below. Keep reading our trending events blogs on Leverage Edu to stay informed about the news and important dates in the world of education!

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