World Diabetes Day (WDD), the largest campaign aimed at raising diabetes awareness, has been observed since 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organizationon on November 14, in response to the growing problem of diabetes and its burden on individuals and the society.
The theme of the World Diabetes Day 2016 – Eyes on Diabetes – focused on promoting the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of type 2 diabetes, and reducing the risk of serious complications. Screening for diabetes is important to reduce the risk of complications and ensure an easier course of the disease.
Early detection of diabetes complications is an essential part of diabetes care, regardless of the disease type.
Learn about your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, check your blood sugar level and, if you already have diabetes, get screened for possible complications and understand how they can be prevented or delayed.