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World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on 14th November. The celebration is cosponsored by the 'World Health Organization'. In the year 2003, advocacy organizations in over 130 countries focused on creating awareness of complication of diabetes.

Diabetes Day is observed on 14th November as the birthday of Frederick Bon ting, who along with Charles Beest, first conceived the idea that led to the discovery of insulin on 14th of november in 1921. The day recognises all people living with diabetes, creating an increasing awareness of the risks and management of the condition. World Diabetes Day began in 1991 in response to concern over the rapidly increasing incidence of diabetes internationally. Hence this day is primarily a global awareness campaign of diabetes in response to concerns over the escalating incidence of diabetes around the world. This is to prevent and tackle the disease by adopting various means like Yoga, physiotherapy, modification in life-style and diet control.

The only prevention for a diabetic person is to maintain his body-weight by a strict diet control and brisk walking. Diabetes can be controlled but cannot be cured. Diabetes care and management is necessary, keeping in mind the alarming rise in the diabetic population. Hence creating increased public awareness is the need of the hour. Special attention should be given to the importance of exercise, physical activity and stress management to help patients adapt with the challenges of day-to-day diabetes management.

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