November 14, 2014 is World Diabetes Day.
2013 statistical estimates indicate that there are 382 million cases of diabetes worldwide, with 80% of them living in low and middle-income countries.
Nearly 50% of individuals with diabetes are unaware of their condition.
South East Asia accounts for 20% of all cases worldwide, but 49% of these cases (20-79 years) are undiagnosed; and the health expenditure on diabetes in the region is <1% of the global expenditure on diabetes.
India (65.1 million) ranks second after China (98.4 million) in terms of the number of cases of diabetes.
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has launched a three year campaign (2014-2016) on healthy eating and diabetes.
The World Diabetes Day 2014, seeks to emphasize the importance of healthy eating and diabetes.
The key messages of the campaign include:
Make healthy food the easy choice
Healthy eating: Make the right choice
Healthy eating begins with breakfast
World Diabetes Day 2014 site: http://www.idf.org/worlddiabetesday/current-campaign
World Diabetes Day toolkit: http://www.idf.org/worlddiabetesday/toolkit
World Diabetes Day Materials: http://www.idf.org/worlddiabetesday/materials
World Diabetes Day 2014 Poster (Translations available in Bengali and Hindi also): http://www.idf.org/worlddiabetesday/materials/2014/poster
Glycaemic Index Wheel and Healthy Food Plate app: http://www.idf.org/wdd-glycemicwheel/app
Note: One has to move the cursor over/ click the image to make it ‘pop’.
World Diabetes Day web posters: http://www.idf.org/worlddiabetesday/materials/web-banners
IDF Diabetes Atlas sixth edition: http://www.idf.org/diabetesatlas
Click to access EN_6E_Atlas_Full_0.pdf
IDF Diabetes Atlas sixth edition Regional Factsheets: http://www.idf.org/sites/default/files/DA6_Regional_factsheets_0.pdf
IDF Diabetes Atlas sixth edition Interactive Map: http://www.idf.org/atlasmap/atlasmap