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World Diabetes Day 2021: Did you know blue circle signifies awareness for sugar patients?

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World Diabetes Day: Every year, November 14 marks the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting. He was the one who discovered the insulin hormone along with Charles Herbert Best in 1922.

As per the experts, an estimated 463 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes. Besides, it is Type-2 diabetes that makes up about 90 per cent of such cases.

According to the health experts, these figures will only continue to rise in future. It is worth mentioning here that diabetes doubles a person’s risk of early death.

Therefore, it is very important to raise awareness about this metabolic disorder.

This year, the theme for World Diabetes Day 2021-23 is “Access to Diabetes Care – If Not Now, When?”

Moreover, this very well puts across an important message for diabetes patients all around the world.

The theme focuses on the disease and its treatment, dietary changes, and exercise.

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A blue circle logo that was adopted in 2007 after the passage of the UN Resolution on diabetes also represents this campaign.

Did you know that the blue circle is the global symbol for diabetes awareness?

World Diabetes Day 2021

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

World Diabetes Day was established by the International Diabetes Foundation (IDF) and the WHO in 1991.

However, World Diabetes Day was officially recognised by the UN in 2006 with the passage of a resolution to this effect.

Also, the health experts around the world want people to learn and knowledge about diabetes mellitus.

Some of the possible ways to attain this goal are:

-to ensure that all people with diabetes have access to the care they need.

-Organising a Learn about diabetes event in schools.

-Organising or participating in a local diabetes awareness walk.

-Lighting up a local landmark, home, or workplace in blue.


Hina Fatima Khan
Hina Fatima Khan
Multi-media Journalist based in India with an experience of 7 years in the industry, Hina Fatima Khan works as a Senior Sub-Editor at The Vocal News. Her areas of interest are Politics, Business, History and World Affairs. She is also a Space enthusiast and enjoys scrabble in the Newspapers. She has done Masters in Convergent Journalism from Mass communication Research Centre (MCRC), Jamia Millia Islamia University.

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