November 14 Is World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day graphic


According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF)...

World Diabetes Day 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.

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.

The World Diabetes Day campaign aims to:

  • Be the platform to promote IDF advocacy efforts throughout the year.
  • Be the global driver to promote the importance of taking coordinated and concerted actions to confront diabetes as a critical global health issue.

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.

This year, KIPDA has partnered with several local organizations to raise awareness about getting screened for pre-diabetes, which can help identify those at risk for diabetes and get them enrolled in prevention programs. To find out if you are at risk for pre-diabetes, visit www.gohealthshare.com for screenings, resources, and primary care physician information.

The Kentucky Coalition for Healthy Communities, KCHC, is working to improve the health of all of Kentucky, including those living with diabetes. For resources and updates on their work, visit www.tragerinstitute.org/kchc. In addition, the Kentucky Diabetes Resource Directory has an extensive listing of resource available all over the state. Visit https://prd.chfs.ky.gov/KYDiabetesResources/Search.aspx to search their database.


Contact KIDPA

By Phone: 502-266-5571 or 502-266-6084

By Internet: www.KIPDA.org

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