World Diabetes Day

Rotarian Action Group for Diabetes (“RAG-Diabetes”) supports the World Diabetes Day iniative and encourage all Rotarians to elevate the Global Diabetes Epidemic in their circle of influence on 14-November.

2018 World Diabetes Day – “Diabetes Concerns Every Family”

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RAG-Diabetes has developed a focus on this issue.  Each estimate by individual countries, large multinational NGO’s like IDF or WHO, of people with diabetes show ever increasing numbers.  This is not sustainable from the health or economic point of view. Diabetes demands ever increasing use of limited medical resources and causes major limitation for health of individuals and society.

RAG-Diabetes has implemented, on our web site the RAG-Diabetes Risk Test. This test has been developed by experts and is available on many sites, but we have pooled them so individuals can learn of their risk depending on where they live.

If there is diabetes in your family, take the risk test.  If you are overweight, have heart, blood pressure or other chronic conditions, take the test.  Learning you are at risk can help you prevent diabetes.

Rotarians, this special day designated by the UN, 14-November, put the information and links to the test in your newsletter and help your fellow Rotarians and others in your community change their future to one without diabetes.

Take the RAG-Diabetes Risk Test.

World Diabetes Day is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public and political spotlight. It is marked every year on 14 November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922.

World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225.”

– International Diabetes Federation