November 14 World Diabetes Day, celebrated annually on November 14, was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization in response to the threat of increasing diabetes. the whole world.
Since 2007, World Diabetes Day has been held under the auspices of the UN (resolution A / RES / 61/225). The document recognizes the urgent "need to continue multilateral efforts to protect and promote human health and ensure access to medical services and health education."
Today it is the world's largest information campaign about the disease, covering more than 1 billion people in more than 160 countries around the world. And on November 14, it was chosen to perpetuate the merits of the Canadian physician and physiologist Frederick Banting, who was born on this day in 1891, who, together with physician Charles Best, played a decisive role in the discovery of insulin in 1922 - a medicine that saves people’s lives sick with diabetes.