More than half billion people are living with diabetes worldwide and 33 million people in Pakistan suffer from diabetes.
World Diabetes Day 2021
Diabetes complications cause thousands of deaths every year. According to the International Diabetes Federation, diabetes will cause around 6.7 million deaths globally in 2021. The Diabetes Centre –TDC has organized a World Diabetes Day awareness campaign in the month of November 2021 to promote and spread awareness about the fatal disease. World Diabetes Day is an official United Nations Day celebrated every year globally on November 14, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922. The Campaign activities were included with awareness walk, Puppet show, Screening camp, magic show, quiz competitions, and awareness programs on different televisions channels on World Diabetes Day 2021. The main objective of these activities is to promote and advocate fitness and wellbeing among citizens of Pakistan, as a lifestyle leading to obesity and lack of physical or psychological care is a leading cause of diabetes in Pakistan.