World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day 2017

Question: On November 14th every year “World Diabetes Day” is celebrated across the world. Whish of the following is the theme of this day for year 2017?
(a) Protect our Future: Diabetes Education and Prevention
(b) Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future.
(c) Women and diabetes: Protect the Future
(d) Protect our Future: Eyes on Diabetes.
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • On November 14th, World Diabetes Day is celebrated across the world.
  • This Year (2017) the theme for World diabetes day is “Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future.”
  • The World Diabetes Day campaign; led by International Federation of Diabetes 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 signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes epidemic.
  • According to International Diabetes Federation statics there are currently over 199 million women living with diabetes.
  • This total is projected to increase to 313 million by 2040.
  • Two out of every five women with diabetes are of reproductive age, accounting for over 60 million women worldwide.
  • Diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death in women globally, causing 2.1 million deaths per year.
  • It is noteworthy that World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by 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.

Reference:
http://www.worlddiabetesday.org/
https://www.idf.org/our-activities/world-diabetes-day.html
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=173466
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Diabetes_Day

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