14 November – Sphorite Trianon
Accompanying theatre group, Etincelles, drew the crowds as they performed humorous mimes and sketches illustrating the main aspects of diabetes, such as:
- The devastating effect of diabetes on an individual’s life
- The pancreas’ work when it comes to sugar
- The importance of good care and hygiene for the feet
APSA’s stand displayed information on the association and its activities. Over 1000 people were made aware of the risks of diabetes and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
World Diabetes Day (WDD) is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes world. It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the alarming rise in diabetes around the world.
In 2007, the United Nations marked the Day for the first time with the passage of the United Nations World Diabetes Day Resolution in December 2006, which made the existing World Diabetes Day an official United Nations World Health Day.
APSA demonstrates its support to the World Diabetes Day by doing public screenings, joining a ‘diabetes walk’ or participating in programs with the Ministry of Health and quality of life.