Last Updated on 13 November 2023 IST | World Diabetes Day presents an occasion to propagate awareness of diabetes as an international wellbeing problem and the remedies thereof, jointly, and individually, for superior prevention, diagnosis, and management of the disorder. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2007 with the passing of United Nation Resolution 61/225. The theme for World Diabetes Day 2022-23 is “Access to Diabetes Care”. On this occasion, know how Supreme God Kabir Saheb diminishes all sorrows by bestowing Sat-Bhakti.
World Diabetes Day 2023: Highlights
- In 2007 UNGA adopted resolution 61/225 specifying 14 November as World Diabetes Day
- 14 November is the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922
- WDD is the biggest diabetes awareness campaign globally.
- The theme for World Diabetes Day 2022-23 is “Access to Diabetes Care”.
- Adopt Sat-Bhakti provided by the Supreme God Kabir Saheb, all sorrows get diminished.
History of World Diabetes Day
World Diabetes Day (WDD) was initiated in 1991 by the IDF and the World Health Organization to address the rising worries about the worsening health caused by diabetes. It is commemorated every year on 14 November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922. In 2007 United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 61/225 specifying 14 November as World Diabetes Day.
The paper acknowledged “the urgent need to pursue multilateral efforts to promote and improve human health and provide access to treatment and health-care education.” The resolution also persuaded Member States to create national policies for the prevention, treatment and care of diabetes in line with the sustainable development of their wellbeing schemes.
World Diabetes Day (WDD) Significance
WDD is the biggest diabetes awareness campaign globally. It reaches a large audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. The campaign pulls attention to concerns of utmost importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes strongly in the public and political highlight.
World Diabetes Day 2023 Theme: “Access To Diabetes Care”
The theme for World Diabetes Day 2023 is “Access to Diabetes Care”. The theme is to ensure access to insulin to the people with diabetes who need it. Insulin was discovered 100 years ago to help to manage the condition of diabetes patients and avoid complications. Even a century later millions of people with diabetes globally do not have access to the care they essentially require.
What Is the Aim of World Diabetes Day?
The World Diabetes Day is commemorated to campaign with following aims:
- To publicize IDF advocacy efforts during the course of the year.
- To propagate globally the importance of taking organized and collaborative actions to tackle diabetes as a critical global health issue
World Diabetes Day 2023: What Is the Symbol of Diabetes Awareness?
The campaign is symbolized by a blue circle logo that was approved in 2007 after the passage of the UN Resolution on diabetes. The blue circle is the symbol for diabetes awareness which is used worldwide. It connotes the unanimity of the global diabetes society in rejoining the diabetes epidemic.
What Is the Diabetes Global Scenario?
The cases of diabetes have increased sharply over the years. As per an estimate the diabetes cases rose to 422 million adults in 2014, as compared to 108 million in 1980 Whereas the global diabetes cases had doubled from 4.7% to 8.5% in the adult population in 1980. The increasing diabetes level warns of high risk from overweight or obese. Other hand, the past decade has witnessed diabetes prevalence faster in low and middle-income countries as compared to high-income countries.
What Is the Threat of Diabetes and Remedies Thereof?
Diabetes is a major threat to many physical challenges such as blindness, kidney breakdown, heart related problems, stroke, and lower limb amputation. The problems can be prevented from type 2 diabetes with nutritional diet, physical exercises, and intoxication free living. The remedy of diabetes can avoid or delay the consequences. The regular diagnosis and treatment can reduce the complications.
What Is the Reason for Diabetes in the Human Body?
It will be important for the readers to learn that diabetes is an enduring disease, which transpires when the pancreas does not function well to produce enough insulin, or the body is unable to use the produced insulin effectively. The scenario in the body raises the concentration of glucose in the blood (hyperglycaemia). When the body produces less quantity of insulin it is known as Type 1 diabetes. It is also known as insulin-dependent or childhood-onset diabetes. When the weight increases, or the body activity reduces drastically it is known as Type 2 diabetes.
It is also known as non-insulin-dependent or adult-onset diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is caused by the body’s ineffective use of insulin. Gestational diabetes is hyperglycemia that is identified during pregnancy.
Key Facts About Diabetes
- The number of people with diabetes increased from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. The number of people with diabetes is rising faster in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income countries.
- Diabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke and amputation.
- Between 2000 and 2016, there was a 5% increase in premature deaths from diabetes.
- By 2019, diabetes was the ninth leading cause of death for 1.5 million people due to diabetes.
- Healthy eating, regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding tobacco are ways to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.
- Diabetes can be treated and its effects can be avoided or delayed with diet, exercise, medication and regular checkups and treatment.
WHO’s Response to Control Diabetes
The WHO aims to promote and support the adoption of effective measures to monitor, prevent and control diabetes and its complications, especially in low and middle-income countries. In this regard, the WHO:
- provides scientific guidelines for the prevention of major non-communicable diseases including diabetes;
- develops diabetes diagnostic criteria and standards;
- raises awareness of the global epidemic of diabetes, celebrating World Diabetes Day (14 November); and
- performs monitoring of diabetes and its risk factors.
The WHO Global Report on Diabetes provides information on the burden of diabetes, interventions available to prevent and control diabetes, as well as recommendations for governments, individuals, civil society, and the private sector.
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The WHO’s module for the diagnosis and management of type 2 diabetes incorporates guidelines for diagnosing, classifying and managing type 2 diabetes in a single volume. The module is made up of policy makers who plan for diabetes care delivery, national program managers responsible for training, planning and monitoring service delivery, and center managers and primary care staff involved in health care and monitoring procedures and outcomes for diabetes care.
WHO Launched the Global Campaign
In April 2021 the WHO launched the Global Diabetes Compact, a global campaign aimed at continuous improvement in the prevention and care of diabetes, with a strong focus on supporting low and middle-income countries. Compact brings together national governments, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, and charities, people with diabetes, and international donors to work with a common vision to reduce the risk of diabetes and ensure that all people who are diagnosed with diabetes receive equal, complete, affordable and quality treatment and care.
In May 2021, the World Health Organization adopted a resolution to strengthen diabetes prevention and control, recommending action in areas that include increasing insulin access to promote the integration and harmonization of insulin regulatory requirements with other medications and health products for the treatment of diabetes. It also explores the feasibility and potential value of developing a web-based tool to share information related to the openness market for diabetic drugs and health products.
Is There Any Permanent Remedy for All Sorrows Including Diseases?
Yes, Certainly. Adopt Sat-Bhakti provided by the Supreme God Kabir Saheb. Go to Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj’s refuge, learn the true devotion, take Naam Diksha (Naam Initiation), follow all rules laid down by SatGuru. One will realize all sorrows got diminished. To learn more visit Rampal Ji Maharaj YouTube Channel. Also, download the sacred book “Way of Life ” written by SatGuru Rampal Ji Maharaj.