Sunday, October 28, 2012

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day - November 14, 2013

Each year World Diabetes Day is centered on a theme related to diabetes. The theme for the years 2009 through 2013 is Diabetes Education and Prevention. 

World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to the escalating health threat that diabetes now poses. 

World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2007, and is celebrated worldwide by the over 200 member associations in more than 160 countries and territories, all Member States of the United Nations, as well as by other associations and organizations, companies, healthcare professionals and people living with diabetes and their families.

The World Diabetes Day logo is the blue circle - the global symbol for diabetes which was developed as part of the Unite for Diabetes awareness campaign. The logo was adopted in 2007 to mark the passage of the United Nations World Diabetes Day Resolution

The significance of the blue circle symbol is overwhelmingly positive. Across cultures, the circle symbolizes life and health. The color blue reflects the sky that unites all nations and is the color of the United Nations flag. The blue circle signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes pandemic.

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