November 14: World Diabetes Day

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November 14 is World Diabetes Day and has been commemorated every year since 1991. The International Diabetes Foundation and the World Health Organization began World Diabetes Day as a way to raise awareness of the rise of diabetes around the world. Each year the International Diabetes Foundation features a different campaign addressing issue within the diabetes community such as human rights, lifestyles, obesity, effects on the different age groups as well as the disadvantages that comes along with diabetes. Why November 14, when the campaign lasts the entire year? World Diabetes Day is commemorated on November 14 because that is the birthday of Frederick Banting and Charles Best, initially discovered insulin in 1922.

For more information on diabetes check out the resources found in Crown library: http://vufind.carli.illinois.edu/vf-dom/Search/Home?start_over=1&lookfor=diabetes&type=all&submit=Find&search=new

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