World Diabetes Day 2021:- Theme, history, significance and ways to prevent from Type 2 diabetes

 Every year World Diabetes Day is celebrated on November 14 which raises the awareness about this physical threat or disease. The theme of World Diabetes Day 2021-23 is “Access to Diabetes Care- If Not Now. When?”

Know the theme, history and significance of World Diabetes Day
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Every year World Diabetes Day is celebrated on November 14 which raises the awareness about this physical threat or disease. This day marks the birth anniversary of Sir Frederick Banting who discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922.

There are two kind of diabetes. First is Type 1 diabetes and second one is Type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is genetic in nature which comes from parents and Type 2 diabetes is the reason of unhealthy or sedentary lifestyle. Type 1 diabetes is non-preventable but it can be managed through insulin injections while Type 2 diabetes is fully preventable.

World Diabetes Day 2021:- Theme

The theme of World Diabetes Day 2021-23 is “Access to Diabetes Care- If Not Now. When?” Diabetes is not the disease which is limited to only 1 or 2 countries rather whole world is struggling with this disease. Millions of people around the world have no access to proper diabetes care and it is a serious problem. International Diabetes Federation launched the campaign to educate the people and give proper care to the diabetic patients.

The diabetes awareness campaign is represented by blue circle logo. This logo was launched in 2007 to raise the awareness about the diabetes.

World Diabetes Day 2021:- History

The World Diabetes day was launched in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health organisation in response to the rapid rise of diabetes around the world. The United Nations passed a resolution and the World Diabetes day became the official UN day in 2006.

World Diabetes Day 2021:- Significance

World Diabetes day is the biggest campaign to raise awareness of Diabetes as a global health issue. Type 2 diabetes is often asymptomatic at early stages and can remain undiagnosed for many years. Therefore, proper attention needs to give on the health so that it can be prevented timely before any major loss. Diabetes can cause heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and blindness.

Ways to prevent from Type 2 diabetes:- As mentioned earlier, Type 1 diabetes is non-preventable but Type 2 diabetes can be prevented with proper care. Here are some ways to prevent Type 2 diabetes:-

》Daily exercise need to do for preventing Type 2 diabetes. Lockdowns have made the sedentary lifestyle which should be overcome as soon as possible.

》Avoid much fast food and tobacco.

》Healthy and balanced diet should be followed to prevent Type 2 diabetes.

》Keep moving or keep doing something in day to day life so that body calories keep burning.

》Prevent yourself from obesity or overweight.

》Keep monitoring and screening your body regularly.

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