Finding a cure for the disease and treating the patients suffering from that particular disease is a great feat to achieve. But do you know there is something even more important than that? Raising awareness about that disease in the first place! Only by acknowledging the threat can we adopt measures against it. Raising awareness in a manner that recognizes the misery of patients currently suffering from that disease is important. One fine way of doing that is to celebrate a day solely dedicated to that disease. In today’s discussion, we are going to talk about the world diabetes day. The discussion will revolve around world diabetes day 2021, its theme, and the impact of this activity in the first place. Let us not keep you hanging anymore!
World diabetes day: A historical overview
A little touch of history won’t hurt and we are sure that you want to learn about the historical aspects of the world diabetes day as well. Well, the credit goes to the International Diabetes Foundation for coming up with this idea in the first place. The World Health Organization joined hands with IDF and in the second year of the ’90s, world diabetes day was observed for the first time. The day got global authentication in the year 2006 when the UN decided to make diabetes, a global cause. The day is celebrated on the 14th of November every year. Why the 14th of the 11th month of the year, you may ask? Well, it is an ingenious way of honouring the services of Sir Fredrick Banting, one of the discoverers of insulin!
Impact of world diabetes day
History is fascinating but gauging the impact of this activity is equally important! Like we mentioned earlier, the idea behind commemorating diabetic patients via dedicating a day is certainly a clever one. If we quantify the outcomes, the value of world diabetes day increases further in the context of this debate. Modern-day lifestyles have changed for the worse, as far as health and nutrition are concerned. For diabetics, adjusting in this rather junky, fast-food based life is a feat difficult to achieve. Through awareness campaigns such as the world diabetes day, one can disseminate the information about a diabetes-oriented lifestyle in a much more effective manner. There are lessons to be learned for both who are diabetic as well as those at risk of the onset of diabetes.
World diabetes day 2020
Now, let us talk about the world diabetes day 2020, an event around which this whole discussion has been orchestrated. How to identify the campaign on social and mainstream media? A blue circular logo that stresses on the importance of joining hands for the eradication of diabetes. Like every year, this year’s campaign will also have two major objectives to achieve. One, highlighting the importance of giving more attention to diabetes than it is given currently. Second, presenting before the world, the efforts of the International Diabetes Foundation and the WHO in the fight against diabetes. Oh, and there is a theme as well but we will reveal it a little later!
A bit about themes!
A unique feature of the world diabetes day is the theme associated with it, which is a unique one, every year. Themes are a great way of highlighting the different aspects of diabetes as a healthcare problem. Not only do these themes cover basic and advanced information about the prevention of diabetes, but they are also used as a tool to highlight the different components of healthcare in general. As an example, consider the theme for the year 2019. Any guesses? Well, it was a family. So, you can imagine the impact of colouring the international day for diabetes in such themes.
The theme for this year?
We are sure that you are getting all curious about this year’s theme for diabetes. Let’s not test your patience any further, the theme for this year is: The nurse and diabetes. The responsibilities that a nurse has when it comes to treating a diabetic patient are numerous. A well-educated and skilful nurse can make all the difference in the world when managing a patient suffering from diabetes type 1 or 2. World diabetes day 2021 will have a different theme. Got any ideas for the world diabetes day 2021 theme?
Donate for diabetics!
If you wish to be a part of the world diabetes day 2020, there are plenty of ways you can join in. You could listen to a podcast, attend a seminar, or even be a little creative and sketch something inspirational for all diabetics around the world. Looking for something even better? Why don’t you chip in a bit for the cause of helping those diabetic patients who belong to the underprivileged section of the society? There are plenty of ways in which you can donate but donating through a charity that you trust makes sense, in our point of view. One such foundation that has sworn to help the diabetics in Pakistan is Transparent Hands. Let us familiarize you a bit with this organization’s doings in the concluding remarks of this discussion.
When it comes to crowdfunding for health, there is no platform bigger than Transparent Hands in Pakistan. The range of healthcare services offered by Transparent Hands is astoundingly vast. From medical and surgical treatments to medical camps and telehealth facilities, the NGO makes sure that the underprivileged Pakistanis have access to quality healthcare services. The NGO believes in creating a patient-donor bond while making sure that the protocols of transparency aren’t breached at any point. The NGO realizes the need for free medical camps in the rural areas, hence it actively sets up such camps as well. To donate, donors can log in to the Transparent Hands crowdfunding web portal from anywhere in the world. Payment modes are one hundred percent secure. Every donor has absolute freedom in selecting and funding patients of their choice. The NGO makes sure that regular updates until complete recovery are sent to the concerned donor.