World Diabetes Day: Saturday November 14th 2015

World Diabetes Day, occurs on the 14th November every year and has become a globally-celebrated event to increase awareness about diabetes. World Diabetes Day was jointly introduced by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). The global diabetes awareness campaign was introduced amidst concern over an escalating diabetes epidemic.

Comprising hundreds of campaigns, activities, screenings, lecture, meetings and more, World Diabetes Day has been successful spreading the message about diabetes and raising awareness for the condition.

World Diabetes Day: Healthy Living starts at breakfast

The theme of World Diabetes Day is healthy living and this year there is a focus on starting each day right by having a healthy breakfast.

A healthy breakfast should help blood sugar levels from getting too high and should keep you full through the morning. Whilst cereal and toast may be cheap, these options typically raise blood sugar levels rapidly and may leave you hungry again before lunch.

Why is November 14th World Diabetes Day?

November 14th is a significant date in the diabetes calendar because it marks the birthday of the man who co-discovered insulin, Frederick Banting.

Banting discovered insulin in 1922, alongside Charles Best.

On each World Diabetes Day, famous buildings and monuments all over the world are lit up in blue. This powerful and striking image helps to spread the message about World Diabetes Day to diabetics and non-diabetics alike.

Famous buildings that have been lit up in the past on World Diabetes Day include the Sears Tower, the London Eye and Brisbane City Hall.

To get involved please:

Please visit the IDF website for more information and how else to get involved.

Here at More Than Mobility we do not want any disability to stop you from living independently or to disrupt your lifestyle.  We therefore provide a wide range of disability and mobility products to suit your specific needs from mobility scooters, wheelchairs and walking aids, rise and recline chairs to a range of daily living aids all suitable for people with diabetes.

Best wishes

More than Mobility Team

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