World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by International Diabetes Federation (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.
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 2020 is "The Nurses and Diabetes" This year's edition is shedding more light on the role nurses play in the treatment of Diabetes
The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public and political spotlight.
The World Diabetes Day campaign aims to be the:
· Platform to promote IDF advocacy efforts throughout the year.
· Global driver to promote the importance of taking coordinated and concrete actions to confront diabetes as a critical global health issue.
Source: World Diabetes Day