World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat that diabetes now poses.
World Diabetes Day is a campaign that features a new theme chosen by the International Diabetes Federation each year to address issues facing the global diabetes community. While the themed campaigns last the whole year, the day itself is celebrated on November 14, to mark the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, first conceived the idea which led to the discovery of insulin in 1921.
Healthy Living and Diabetes is the World Diabetes Day theme for 2014-2016.
Here are some websites to get reliable information about diabetes and healthy eating:
Australian Dietary Guidelines
Dietitians Association of Australia
Go for 2 and 5
If Not Dieting
Healthy Food Guide
Measure Up Campaign
Healthy Weight Week
Eat Well Meals
For individualised advice, contact us on 1300 227 100 for an appointment with one of our Accredited Practising Dietitians.