World Diabetes Day

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World Diabetes Day : 

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day commemorates the global awareness campaign, which is held on November 14. : 

World Diabetes Day commemorates the global awareness campaign, which is held on November 14.

It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization… : 

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. : 

...in response to the alarming rise of diabetes around the world.

Each year, World Diabetes Day is centered on a theme related to diabetes. : 

Each year, World Diabetes Day is centered on a theme related to diabetes.

The day also marks the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best,… : 

The day also marks the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best,… Public Domain picture from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Banting_and_Best.jpg

…first conceived the idea to the discovery of insulin in 1922. : 

…first conceived the idea to the discovery of insulin in 1922.

In 2007 and 2008, the theme of World Diabetes Day is Diabetes in Children and Adolescents. : 

In 2007 and 2008, the theme of World Diabetes Day is Diabetes in Children and Adolescents.

Diabetes is a chronic disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood. : 

Diabetes is a chronic disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood.

It is caused by failure of the pancreas to produce adequate amounts of insulin. : 

It is caused by failure of the pancreas to produce adequate amounts of insulin.

Over the years, the lack of good eating habits and the knowledge of nutrition… : 

Over the years, the lack of good eating habits and the knowledge of nutrition…

…has resulted in an alarming percentage of the world population being diabetic. : 

…has resulted in an alarming percentage of the world population being diabetic.

Awareness of diabetes and knowledge on preventing it can result in reduction of its spread. : 

Awareness of diabetes and knowledge on preventing it can result in reduction of its spread.

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