World Diabetes Day
World Diabetes Day began one hundred years ago in 1991. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) chose November 14th as the date in celebration as it is the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who helped discover insulin, a crucial medicine for people with diabetes. Today, the goal of World Diabetes Day is to drive education and awareness around the disease.
World Diabetes Day in 2024
Since 2021, the theme for World Diabetes Day has been “Access to Diabetes Care.” In 2023, the campaign will focus on the importance of knowing your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes with the theme “Know your Risk, Know your Response
. It is crucial to recognize and address early detection to prevent the progression to Type 2 diabetes and reduce the risk of associated health complications.
“World Diabetes Day calls special attention to the millions of lives that are impacted by diabetes. It’s an important day that reinforces all the reasons we do what we do every day to help millions of people get the supplies, education, monitoring and coaching they need to manage their condition and live a healthy, fulfilling life.” -Arti Masturzo, Chief Medical Officer at CCS
Resources you can count on
Having access to the right information and care is the first step in ensuring successful management and better outcomes. From maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise routine to adoption of new technologies, there are many resources available to keep your health a top priority. Here are some blog posts you might find informative:
- Living Well with Diabetes – review small changes you can make to your lifestyle
- Managing medications– learn more about common diabetic medications and how they work
- Utilizing Technology – how you can manage your CGM or Insulin Pump
This World Diabetes Day, get proactive and learn more about the disease, raise awareness, and support those you know involved in the fight.
Author: Tina Platania, Pharm. D. | CCS Health
This site is for educational purposes only. Talk to your doctor or healthcare provider before making any decisions about your health.