The theme of the year 2018-2019 is 'Family and Diabetes'

The materials and actions that the IDF will develop during the two years of the campaign will aim to:

  • Increase awareness of the impact that diabetes has on the family and the support network for those affected.
  • Promote the role of the family in the management, care and prevention and education of diabetes the role of the family in the management, cure, prevention and education of diabetes.

Diabetes, in numbers

  • 1 in 11 people
    live with diabetes
  • 522 Millions
    The expected number of people with Diabetes by 2030
  • 80% of type 2 diabetes case

The team of professionals from the Diabetes Unit of the Endocrinology and Nutrition Service (ICMDiM), joins the information campaign for World Diabetes Day, which promotes the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and supports the activities and demands of the Associació de Diabètics de Catalunya (ADC).

The Diabetes Unit has been IDF accredited as a center of education and excellence in the care of Diabetes.


What is World Diabetes Day?

It is the most comprehensive diabetes information campaign in the world. Its objective is to give everyone the causes, the symptoms, the complications associated with the disease, as well as the strategies for its prevention. Currently, around the world, there are 425 million people with diabetes, and estimates show that by 2045 there will be 629 million. Chronic complications associated with the disease can reduce the quality of life of the people affected.

World Diabetes Day is celebrated on November 14 in memory of the researcher Frederick Banting, who, together with Charles Best, discovered insulin in 1921.

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