World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. It is commemorated every year on 14 November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best, in 1922. The World Diabetes Day campaign focuses each year on a specific theme and the 2020 theme is “The Nurse and Diabetes.”
APSA celebrates World Diabetes Day every year, usually by organising public diabetes screening, along with other awareness sessions where hundreds of persons of all ages can be reached. APSA’s medical and non-medical staff are present that day to make the event a success. Our aim in organising a World Diabetes Day event is to educate people on TYPE 2 Diabetes and its complications, as well as to raise public awareness about this disease. It also provides a means to showcase APSA’s different activities so that the public can benefit from their services.