About World Diabetes Day

14 November

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537 millionpeople with diabetes

Access to diabetes care

The theme for World Diabetes Day 2021-23 is Access to Diabetes Care.

  • Millions of people with diabetes around the world do not have access to diabetes care.
  • People with diabetes require ongoing care and support to manage their condition and avoid complications.

We cannot wait any longer for:

  • Medicine, technologies, support and care to be made available to all people with diabetes that require them.
  • Governments to increase investment in diabetes care and prevention.

The centenary of the discovery of insulin presents a unique opportunity to bring about meaningful change for the more than 530 million people living with diabetes and the millions more at risk.

Education to protect tomorrow

The rising number of people affected by diabetes is is putting added strain on healthcare systems. Healthcare professionals must know how to detect and diagnose the condition early and provide the best possible care; while people living with diabetes need access to ongoing education to understand their condition and carry out the daily self-care essential to staying healthy and avoiding complications.

Education to protect tomorrow is the theme of the second year of the World Diabetes Day 2021-23 campaign. Activities will focus on highlighting the need for better access to quality diabetes education for health professionals and people living with diabetes.

The International Diabetes Federation is committed to facilitating learning opportunities for all people concerned by diabetes. A new online platform has been launched providing free interactive courses to help people with diabetes and their carers to understand and manage their condition. For healthcare professionals, the IDF School of Diabetes offers a selection of free and premium online courses that help them to keep up-to-date with various aspects of diabetes management and treatment.

View and download the supporting materials available to inform advocacy and awareness activities in November.

Official partners World Diabetes Day 2022