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World Diabetes Day: November 14

The theme for World Diabetes Day (WDD) this year, as well as in 2022 and 2023, is “Access to Diabetes Care – If Not Now, When?” Established in 1991 by IDF (International Diabetes Federation) and the World Health Organization, this awareness campaign calls attention to issues of great importance to those affected by diabetes. Despite the fact that 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the “life-saving” discovery of insulin, millions of people with diabetes worldwide do not have access to the care they need. This year’s theme emphasizes that people with diabetes need ongoing health care and support to manage their condition and prevent complications, such as vision loss. To find out more about WDD, including how to get involved through such activities as pledging support for increased access to care, participating in a local diabetes awareness walk, and more, check out World Diabetes Day.