Today is World Diabetes Day!

World Diabetes Day!

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Today, November 14th, is World Diabetes Day, the day that marks the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, a Canadian scientist and doctor, whose research led to the discovery of insulin to treat people with diabetes. Today provides the opportunity for millions of people around the world to come together and produce a powerful and united voice calling on the world to act on diabetes to protect our future. Worldwide, half a billion people are expected to be living with diabetes by the year 2030! World Diabetes Day is a chance to reflect on the global diabetes epidemic and promote ways — such as diabetes Education and prevention — to help turn the tide. A blue circle is a symbol of the Date. Wear something blue in support of it.

On this the occasion, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is releasing the latest IDF Diabetes Atlas containing new estimates on the global and regional prevalence of the diabetes pandemic. The latest figures confirm that diabetes is on the increase in all countries but that we have solutions to challenge the disease. World Diabetes Day is part of our response to the diabetes pandemic and the chance to raise awareness in unison with communities all over the world. Visit http://www.idf.org/diabetesatlas on November 14 to view all the latest facts and figures from the 6th Edition of the IDF Diabetes Atlas.

St Anthony’s Diabetes Education and Nutrition Services department is staffed by Certified Diabetes Nurse Educators and Certified Diabetes Dietitian Educators. We provide Education and support for people with diabetes, with a Physician’s referral. For more information, visit htpp://www.stanthonysmedcenter.com/diabetes

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