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Health Scan: November 2019 - www.healthscan.biz
World Diabetes day is observed On 14th November every year. 14th November is the the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922.  World Diabetes Day is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over one billion people in more than 160 countries. World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes.  The World Diabetes Day campaign aims to: Be the platform to promote IDF advocacy efforts throughout the year. Be the global driver to promote the importance of taking coordinated and concerted actions to confront diabetes as a critical global health issue. 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.   The primary aim of the World Diabetes Day and World Diabetes Month 2019 campaign is to raise awareness of the impact that diabetes has on the family and to promote the role of the family in the management, care, prevention and education of the condition.  The WDD 2019 has three main focus areas:  •	Discover diabetes •	Prevent type 2 diabetes •	Manage diabetes  Health Scan desires ‘Diabetes Free society’.   V Sudhakara Rao Chief Editor Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness, amputation, heart disease, kidney failure and early death. Simple action can reduce the risk. The theme for diabetes awareness month and World Diabetes Day 2019 is  ‘Family and Diabetes’ 14th November
World Diabetes day- 14th November
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