World Diabetes Day falls every year on 14 November and is a day when millions of people around the world come together to raise awareness of diabetes, and what it’s really like to live with the condition. It’s a global campaign led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) with activity taking place around the world. This year we want everyone to know diabetes. So we’re talking about the complications diabetes can lead to and how to avoid them.
Understanding how serious diabetes is means knowing that in the UK it leads to 65 early deaths every single day. That diabetes causes blindness and kidney disease. That every week there are 1400 cases of heart failure, 540 strokes and 140 lower limb amputations caused by diabetes.