World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is November 14th each year. This event was started by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization to raise global awareness of diabetes. November 14th is the birthday of Frederick Banting, who was instrumental in the discovery of insulin in 1922.

Fast Facts:

  • Insulin is a life-saving treatment for diabetes patients.
  • Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in children.
  • WHO estimates that more than 180 million people worldwide have diabetes.