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World Diabetes Day News
November 14, Frederick Banting's birthday
2008 IDF theme is Diabetes in children and adolescents
2007 IDF theme is Diabetes in children and adolescents

IDF theme is Diabetes in the disadvantaged and the vulnerable

On December 20 2006, the General Assembly of the United Nations passed Resolution 61/225 recognizing World Diabetes Day, November 14, as a United Nations Day starting in 2007. For more on the call for such a resolution, see


IDF theme is Diabetes and Foot Care


IDF theme is Diabetes & Obesity


IDF theme is Diabetes & Kidney Disease

May 2003: Diabetes Research in Canada, Dr David Hill, CDA 50th Anniversary Celebration presentation

March 2003: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), see the WHO Disease Outbreak News and Emergency Travel Advisory


IDF theme is Your Eyes and Diabetes
  • Canadian Diabetes Association announced Canadian Diabetes Report Card 2001. This is the first nation-wide comparison of government diabetes programs and policies across Canada at the provincial, territorial and federal level. The survey reveals a wide disparity in programs and policies for people with diabetes.
  • Novartis announced the Navigator Study which is the largest-ever study aimed at preventing Type 2 Diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The Navigator Study will run to 2007 and will involve patients in 40 countries.
  • Diabetes UK announced the results of an Abbott sponsored survey of 1,330 diabetics; 25% put their health at risk because they don't test their blood glucose often enough simply because pricking fingers hurts too much!

Updated: March 30, 2008