#November14: Today is World Diabetes Day! #WDD2018

Did you know that today is World Diabetes Day?

Well… it is, and it is normally celebrated on November 14 because it marks the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting who co-discovered insulin in 1921. Forty-eight years later (1969) the English Chemist and Nobel laureate, Dorothy Hodgkin FRS, deciphered the structure of Insulin after 35 years of research. The sad bit is, insulin remains out of reach for many, almost 100 years after its discovery.

Here is a roundup of messages that have flooded social media on World Diabetes Day. Join the conversation Using #WDD2018.

Today is . People with have abnormally high blood sugar levels because their bodies aren’t making enough insulin or can’t use insulin well

World Health Organization (WHO) @WHO

Education on the key risk factors for family members goes a long way to protect your loved ones from Type 2 Diabetes.
Reducing your family’s risk of type 2 starts at home. Make sure you’re aware of the risk factors to protect yourself and your family
Get in the know through research about Diabetes Type 1. Put yourself in a better position to save lives! It is a responsibility for all! Me, You, Them, Us!
On , access the latest research, reviews, and news about type 1 from across The Lancet journals at The Lancet Clinic page:


How Can you get involved?

Get involved through the WDD campaigns. These campaigns help many to get access to education and management tips, drugs etc. By simply sharing information, you go beyond the threshold over which lives are saved.

  • Join the #WDD2018 Movement!
  • Research on #WDD2018 and share widely about it
  • Share your story or that of a loved one and how you or your family was affected by diabetes
  • Join the campaign and create awareness #NovemberIsDiabetesAwarenessMonth
  • #WorldDiabetesDay #November14th
  • Support and make donations to a cause that is involved in diabetes research
  • Volunteer to help a family and/or patients affected
  • Share Educational Content on Social Media: FacebookInstagramTwitter

About IDF

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an umbrella organization of over 230 national diabetes associations in 170 countries and territories. It represents the interests of the growing number of people with diabetes and those at risk. The Federation has been leading the global diabetes community since 1950.


Follow: @IntDiabetesFed

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