World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on November 14 – the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, first conceived the idea which led to the discovery of insulin. It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to the alarming rise of diabetes around the world. World Diabetes Day is a campaign that features a new theme chosen by the International Diabetes Federation each year to address issues facing the global diabetes community. This year’s theme is Diabetes Education and Prevention.
Be sure to wear BLUE on November 14th and join us as we celebrate World Diabetes Day! Send pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.