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World Diabetes Day 2016

The theme for WDD 2016 is ‘EYES ON DIABETES’

This year’s activities and materials focus on promoting two key messages:


Screening for type 2 diabetes is important
to modify its course and reduce the risk of complications

2. Screening for diabetes complications is an essential part
of managing all types of diabetes
Facts and Figures


1 IN 11 adults have diabetes

o  46.5% of adults with diabetes are UNDIAGNOSED

o  12% of global expenditure is spent on DIABETES

o  By 2040 1 IN 10 adults will have DIABETES

o  1 IN 7 births is affected by gestational diabetes

o  THREE QUARTERS of people with diabetes live in low and middle income countries

o  542,000 CHILDREN have type 1 diabetes

o  Every 6 SECONDS a person dies from DIABETES

More data in the IDF Diabetes Atlas:

Campaign Tool Kit 2016


• About World Diabetes Day
• World Diabetes Day 2016
• Key Messages
• Facts & Figures
• WDD16 Resources
    • Get Involved!
• #Test2Prevent
• Promote You're WDD activities
• Official Partners WDD
About World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14.

World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225.

WDD is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public and political spotlight.

The campaign is represented by a blue circle logo that was adopted in 2007 after the passage of the UN Resolution on diabetes. The blue circle is the global symbol for diabetes awareness. It signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes epidemic.
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