11/14 World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by Interational Diabetes Federation 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. It is marked every year on November 14, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922.

WDD is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. The campaign is represented by a blue circle logo that was adopted in 2007.

The Health Center at FPU can provide a free blood glucose screening to those who are those who may be interested. Fasting levels are best. Please call the office to verify a time (#2197). Attached is a link to Diabetes.org risk factor screening and “The Professor’s Guide to Type 1 Diabetes.”

 

Diabetes.org:  https://www.diabetes.org/risk-test

Professor’s Guide  to T1D:  https://beyondtype1.org/the-professors-guide-to-type-1-diabetes/