Led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its Member Associations World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14.
The WDD campaign underscores IDF as the authoritative and effective global advocate for people with diabetes and those at risk by raising awareness of the actions required to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes and advocating for commitments in the UN Political Declaration on NCDs to be maximised. Join our efforts to make a difference for 382 million people with diabetes!
The date of WDD is significant because it marks the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who along with Charles Best discovered insulin in 1921.
Each year, IDF leads a global campaign involving more than 230 Member Associations in more than 170 countries and territories. It engages millions of people in diabetes advocacy and awareness.
The World Diabetes Day 2014 campaign marks the first of IDF’s three-year focus on healthy living and diabetes.