On November 14, 1991, the world first recognized World Diabetes Day. The United Nations recognized World Diabetes Day in 2007.Diabetes is one of the fastest-growing diseases in the world. Diabetes affects the body’s ability to regulate sugar. It is linked to complications including heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and loss of eyesight. More than 300 million people live with diabetes, and it is responsible for more than a million deaths every year.Activities supporting World Diabetes Day include free diabetes screenings, walk-a-thons, and social media campaigns. One new event is “Go Blue for Breakfast,” focusing on the signature color of World Diabetes Day. Go Blue for Breakfast encourages participants to organize a healthy-eating activity “to highlight the importance of eating healthy to help prevent type 2 diabetes.”
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry campaign Noun
activities designed to achieve a social, political, or military goal.
something that introduces difficulty to an existing situation.
disease where the body is unable to produce or regulate certain types of carbohydrates.
a harmful condition of a body part or organ.
to inspire or support a person or idea.
heart disease Noun
illness affecting the heart and circulatory system.
organ that removes the waste products from blood and helps regulate general health.
to coordinate and give structure to.
to identify or acknowledge.
to determine and administer a set of rules for an activity.
initial evaluation of an individual used to identify the presence of a disease.
unique identifying feature or characteristic.
social media Plural Noun
online means of communication used by people to develop social and professional contacts.
injury caused by a blood clot in the brain.
United Nations Noun
international organization that works for peace, security and cooperation.