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World Diabetes Day 2005

Diabetes and Foot Care - Put Feet First Prevent Amputations

World Diabetes Day 2005 focused on diabetes and foot care, completing the series of themes on diabetes complications that began in 2001. The year marked the beginning of a year-long focus for the campaign. Rather than directing all our efforts on November 14, IDF began spreading activities over the year in order to extract maximum benefit from the awareness-raising opportunities that present themselves.


World Diabetes Day 2006

WDD 2006 posterDiabetes in the disadvantaged and the vulnerable

The World Diabetes Day 2006 campaign focused on diabetes in disadvantaged communities and vulnerable groups. The campaign slogan was: Diabetes Care for Everyone.

The main aims for the 2006 campaign were to:


WDD campaigns

In recent years, World Diabetes Day has focused particularly on raising awareness of the complications of diabetes affecting the heart, eyes, kidneys, and feet. Click on the titles below to view information and materials produced for recent campaigns:





World Diabetes Day Partners

Find out how you can become a partner of the International Diabetes Federation.

World Diabetes Day is a multi-stakeholder partnership in which all partners contribute to ensure maximum exposure for the campaign and promotion of the political will that will be required to improve diabetes care and prevention worldwide. The Official World Diabetes Day partners for 2011 are:




World Diabetes Day 2007-2008

Diabetes in Children and Adolescents 

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases to affect children. It can strike children of any age, even toddlers and babies. If not detected early enough in a child, the disease can be fatal or result in serious brain damage. Yet diabetes in a child is often completely overlooked: it is often misdiagnosed as the flu or it is not diagnosed at all.

Every parent, school teacher, school nurse, doctor and anyone involved in the care of children should be familiar with the warning signs and alert to the diabetes threat.


About World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14. The World Diabetes Day campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations. It engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. 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.



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