World Diabetes Day is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes and is held on November 14 of each year. It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to the alarming rise of diabetes around the world. World Diabetes Day is a campaign that features a new theme chosen by the International Diabetes Federation each year to address issues facing the global diabetes community. While the campaigns last the whole year, the day itself marks the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, first conceived the idea which led to the discovery of insulin in 1922.
Each year, World Diabetes Day is centered on a theme related to diabetes. Topics covered have included diabetes and human rights, diabetes and lifestyle, diabetes and obesity, diabetes in the disadvantaged and the vulnerable, diabetes in children and adolescents. The theme of 2014 is “Diabetes and Healthy Eating”.
World Diabetes Day Events:
Qatar Diabetes Association celebrates the World Diabetes Day in conjunction with the rest of the world, WDD marks the 14th November of each year, and QDA will mark ths day in Friday 13 Nov.
World Diabetes Day Walkathon at Aspire Park: 13th Nov. 2015
The Qatar Diabetes Association in collaboration with Landmark Group and Action On Diabetesorganizing an awareness walkathon in addition to blood sugar tests, and nutrition counseling in a huge event every year in Doha.
Date: Fri. 13th November 2015.
Time: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gathering Time: 2:30 pm
Venue: Aspire Park, around the lack (Click the link to download the map of the place)
Walk length: Approximately 1 km (Around the lake)
The participants will be provided with t-shirts, caps, healthy snacks and water for free at the event.
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