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World Diabetes Day is November 14th

By November 11, 2007

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World Diabetes Day is a campaign led every year on November 14th, by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).

Over 240 million people across the world have diabetes. The IDF predicts that in 20 years the number will be 380 million.

This year's theme is the "Year of the Child". 70,000 children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes every year. The IDF is concerned that the prevalence of type 2 diabetes is also growing in children around the world.

World Diabetes Day focuses worldwide attention on the increased risk of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in both children and adolescents. Raising awareness that early diagnosis and early education are essential is the key to reducing the complications of diabetes and ultimately preserving lives.

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November 14, 2007 at 9:15 am
(1) Catherine Craine says:

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