On World Diabetes Day, held each year on 14 November, Novo Nordisk asks everyone to open their eyes to the growing diabetes challenge and join the fight against diabetes. The diabetes pandemic is an emergency in slow motion.
More than 415 million people worldwide already have diabetes and this figure is expected to rise to 642 million by 2040.
Know Your Risk
Finding out your risk of Type 2 diabetes only takes a few minutes, for more information visit: www.diabetes.org.uk.
About World Diabetes Day
Every World Diabetes Day, Novo Nordisk partners with the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) to unite people with diabetes, employees, partners and the general public with a call to change diabetes.
World Diabetes Day is 14 November - the birthday of Frederick Banting, whose work with Charles Best led to the discovery of insulin in 1921. The day was first introduced in 1991 to raise awareness about diabetes; its causes, its prevention and the devastating effects it has on human lives and healthcare systems worldwide. Since the adoption of the United Nations (UN) Resolution on Diabetes in December 2006, World Diabetes Day has become an official Nations World Health Day.
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