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St Clare’s Abbey Primary School, Newry

World Diabetes Day

11th Nov 2019

 

World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes.

World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225. It is marked every year on 14 November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922.

The campaign is represented by a blue circle logo that was adopted in 2007 after the passage of the UN Resolution on diabetes.

The blue circle is the global symbol for diabetes awareness.

It signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes epidemic.

Every year, the World Diabetes Day campaign focuses on a dedicated theme that runs for one or more years.

The theme for World Diabetes Day 2019 is Family and Diabetes.