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Did you know… 14 November is World Diabetes Day?

This years theme for World Diabetes day is “Woman with Diabetes”.

World Diabetes Day was launched in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), it is acknowledged on the 14th of November every year to raise global awareness for people living with diabetes.

Diabetes is rapidly increasing in numbers worldwide, type one diabetes is not preventable but is treatable with insulin shots and type 2 diabetes is largely preventable and treatable.

Although the campaign lasts the whole year, the day itself marks the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with John James Rickard Macleod and Charles Best, first came up with the idea which led to the discovery of insulin in 1922.

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