Yesterday was World Diabetes Day which was jointly introduced by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). Every year, it is celebrated on November 14 because it marks the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin in 1921. Indeed, insulin and essential diabetes care remains out of reach for many people with diabetes around the world. Therefore, that day aims to raise awareness of the impact that diabetes has on the family and support network of those affected, as well as promoting the role of the family in the management, care, prevention and education of diabetes.
Did you wear your blue?