World Diabetes Day
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What is World Diabetes Day!
World Diabetes Day is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes and is held on November 14 of each year. It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to the alarming rise of diabetes around the world. World Diabetes Day is a campaign that features a new theme chosen by the International Diabetes Federation each year to address issues facing the global diabetes community. While the campaigns last the whole year, the day itself marks the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, first conceived the idea which led to the discovery of insulin in 1922.
Each year, World Diabetes Day is centered on a theme related to diabetes. Topics covered have included diabetes and human rights, diabetes and lifestyle, diabetes and obesity, diabetes in the disadvantaged and the vulnerable, diabetes in children and adolescents. The theme of World Diabetes Day 2016 is Eyes on Diabetes. The year’s activities and materials will focus on promoting the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and treatment to reduce the risk of serious complications.
Eyes on Diabetes
The theme of World Diabetes Day 2016 is Eyes on Diabetes. The year's activities and materials will focus on promoting the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and treatment to reduce the risk of serious complications.
Diabetes in 2015: Over 400 Million adults and 5 Million annual deaths
Screening for type 2 diabetes is important to modify its course and reduce the risk of complications.
Diabetes is a huge and growing burden: 415 million adults were living with diabetes in 2015 and this number is expected to increase to around 642 million or one in ten adults by 2040.
One in two adults with diabetes is undiagnosed.
Many people live with type 2 diabetes for a long period of time without being aware of their condition. By the time of diagnosis, diabetes complications may already be present.
Up to 70% of type 2 diabetes cases can be prevented or delayed by adopting healthier lifestyles, equivalent to up to 160 million cases by 2040.
With increasing levels of poor nutrition and physical inactivity among children in many countries, type 2 diabetes in childhood has the potential to become a global public health issue leading to serious health outcomes.
12% of total global expenditure on health is currently spent on adults with diabetes.
The number of people with diabetes in low- and middle-income countries will continue to grow, posing a threat to sustainable development. For example by 2040, the number of people with diabetes in Africa is expected to double.
More than USD 670 Billion healthcare costs
Screening for diabetes complications is an essential part of managing all types of diabetes.
One in two people with diabetes remain undiagnosed,1 which makes them particularly susceptible to the complications of the condition, causing substantial disability and premature death.
More than 640 million of us may be living with diabetes by 2040.1Delayed diagnosis means that many people with type 2 diabetes will suffer from at least one complication by the time they are diagnosed with diabetes.
In many countries diabetes is a leading cause of blindness, cardiovascular disease, kidney failure and lower-limb amputation.
More of us will develop and live with type 1 diabetes. Screening for diabetes complications is an important part of effective management of the disease, to ensure optimal health.
Of the 415 million adults worldwide living with diabetes in 2015,1 over one third will develop some form of diabetic retinopathy – a complication of diabetes that can lead to vision impairment and blindness.
More than 93 million adults, or one in three, currently living with diabetes have diabetic retinopathy.
The management of diabetes and its complications begins in primary health care and this should include screening for diabetic retinopathy
Early detection and timely treatment of diabetic retinopathy can prevent vision loss and reduce the impact of diabetes on individuals, their carers and society.
Careful management of diabetes and screening for diabetic eye disease can help prevent visual impairment and blindness.
Global health spending to treat diabetes and manage complications was estimated at e USD 673 billion in 2015.
IDF Diabetes Atlas 7th edition www.idf.org/diabetesatlas
Diabetes Eye Health: A Guide for Health www.idf.org/eyehealth
World Diabetes Day Events:Qatar Diabetes Association celebrates the World Diabetes Day in conjunction with the rest of the world, WDD marks the 14th November of each year, the following are some of the programs carried out by QDA or participate as a team member with other respectful partners:
World Diabetes Day Walkathon at MIA PARK: 11th Nov. 2016
The Qatar Diabetes Association in collaboration with Landmark Group organizes an awareness walkathon in addition to blood sugar tests, and nutrition counseling in a huge event every year in Doha.
Time: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gathering Time: 2:30 pm
Venue: MIA Park - Museum of Islamic Art
Walk length: Approximately 1 kmThe participants will be provided with t-shirts, caps, healthy snacks and water for free at the event.
World Diabetes Day Events in The Pearl Qatar:
Launching of Salem & Sara:
We will have a Salem and Sara launching ceremony in 14 Nov.
it's toys that teach children with diabetes more about it and how to live with diabetes.
Data: 14 Nov 2016
Location: New Sheraton Park