People on earth have different lifestyles, food habits, and culture that differs from others. But every person on earth should have a healthy and prosperous life. In today’s world, 5 out of 10 people suffer from many diseases like asthma, cancer, etc. In that order, Diabetes started to increase. Diabetes, a preventable disease, is killing many people lives, and people are unaware of it. So to spread awareness, “WHO” created a day called World Diabetes Day. So let’s briefly explain World Diabetes Day and its significance.

World Diabetes Day

World Diabtes Day
A poster defining World Diabetes Day

The day is celebrated on November 14 every year. It was first created in 1991 by International Diabetes Foundation and WHO. The day was made to spread awareness about Diabetes and how this chronic disease can affect our life. 

Diabetes is a disease in which the Pancreas in our body stops secreting Insulin which helps maintain blood sugar levels in our body. If this secretion doesn’t form or the usage of this chemical compound is reduced, people may get affected by Diabetes. It is a disease that can be prevented easily by changing food habits and physical exercise. But, people don’t consider this a serious issue and are so careless. By this, more than 425 million people had Diabetes. This sudden rise made WHO and IDF create World Diabetes Day to explain the seriousness of this disease. With this disease, many people have died from type 1 and type 2 diabetes, leading to cardiac disease and cancer. 

So for this, many scientists tried to find a cure, and finally, Frederick Banting found Insulin with his partner Charles best. This Insulin can able to treat patients who have type 1&2 Diabetes. On Banting’s 100th birthday, IDF and WHO created World Diabetes Day. 

By forming this day, people can able to know the facts about Diabetes and its risk to human health. This day can able to teach many people and patients how to defeat and prevent this deadly disease. 

How people celebrate

People forming blue circles using balloons

People celebrate this day by doing various activities like

  • Getting tested to see whether they are affected by Diabetes.
  • Organize a Diabetes fair in the neighbourhood and workplace to spread awareness about the disease.
  • Wearing a blue circle logo that represents World Diabetes Day and painting blue colour paint around the place.
  • By Conducting physical activities like awareness walking.
  • People can celebrate the day by joining Diabetes awareness programs.
  • And by supporting the World Diabetes Day program online.

These are some of the ways people can celebrate World Diabetes Day and encourage others. By celebrating this day, we can get educated, and we can also help others to learn about this disease. We can fight and prevent this disease by regular exercise and eating healthy foods. So let’s eat healthily and stay fit.

By Mukesh Kumar U M

Date: 14/06/2022

Tags: Red letter day

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