World Diabetes Day 2016 observed across the world

Posted on:14 Nov 2016 09:27:41

World Diabetes Day 2016 observed across the world
14 November 2016 Current Affairs GK: The World Diabetes Day 2016 was observed across the world on 14 November with the theme Eyes on Diabetes. 

Many activities were conducted with the main focus on promoting the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and treatment to reduce the risk of serious complications.

World Diabetes Day : World Diabetes Day is an annual campaign, led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations. It is celebrated every year on 14 November and engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. 

The Day was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to concern over the escalating incidence of diabetes around the world.

World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2007 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225.

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