Diabetes and Menopause
Understanding Diabetes

November 14th is World Diabetes Day

By: Red Hot Mamas

Published: November 13, 2014

History of the World Diabetes Day – created in 1991, and became an official United Nations Day in 2007

Created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat that diabetes now poses. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2007 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public spotlight.

The day itself is celebrated on November 14, to mark the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, first conceived the idea which led to the discovery of insulin in 1921.

Healthy Living and Diabetes is the World Diabetes Day theme for 2014-2016.

Fast Facts On Diabetes

Statistics About Diabetes in the United States, based upon research from the American Diabetes Association:

  • Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the US
  • Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, non-traumatic lower-limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults in the US

To read more about Diabetes on our site: https://redhotmamas.org/menopause-a-z/diabetes/

Red Hot Mamas is a proud partner with Diabetes Sisters.  Karen Giblin, founder of Red Hot Mamas North America Inc., says, “Our organizations are proud to partner focusing on enabling women to lead their healthiest lives.”

DiabetesSisters is participating in the 24-hour Twitter chat on World Diabetes Day (#WDDchat14) from 11am-12pm EST. Our topic is Women and Diabetes.