Do you know what day is it today? It is WORLD DIABETES DAY! 🙂
In 1991, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) introduced this day. As a result, the primary goal of this day is a global awareness campaign focusing on diabetes mellitus and is held on 14 November each year. Likewise, this day marks the birthday of the man who co-discovered insulin, Frederick Banting in 1992, alongside Charles Best.
On this day, the associations, medical professionals, and individuals all over the world join together to celebrate this day. Also, the theme for this day and Diabetes Month for 2018 and 2019 is The Family and Diabetes.
International Diabetes Federation (IDF) chose the blue circle as a symbol of World Diabetes Day. In many cultures, a circle symbolizes life and health. The blue color evokes the color of the sky, while the flag of the United Nations and the circle is a symbol of unity. Hundreds of thousands of people with diabetes throughout the world recognize the blue circle.
Also, a lot of people throughout the world celebrate this special day. A truly global event, it occurs in over 200 diabetic member associations, in over 160 different countries.
Moreover, each famous buildings and monuments all over the world are lit up in blue. This powerful and striking image helps to spread the message about World Diabetes Day to diabetics and non-diabetics alike.
To summarize, I would like to wish you a Happy World Diabetes Day! 🙂 May all you of you celebrate this day with your loved ones. I wish you to be happy, to accept your life with diabetes and to continue with your regular control. Last but not least, may all of you have a normal range of the blood sugar level during the whole year.