World Diabetes Day was launched in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organisation.
The soaring prevalence of diabetes in the world, with nearly three times more diabetics today than 35 years ago, is a matter of huge concern and it is disappointing that the marking of the World Diabetes Day on Thursday did not help create significant alertness about the challenge posed by the sweet killer.
"Very disheartened at Manchester Airport today, I travel around the world with my insulin but never have I been made to feel embarrassed. I felt very humiliated as I was rudely questioned & ordered publicly to take my insulin out of its travel cold-case & dumped in to a plastic bag," Akram said in a tweet.
"I cannot bear the pain anymore. I can't sleep at night. I asked the doctors to cut off my hands so I can at least get some relief," Abul Bajandar said.
The planet is a dangerous state of peril. Human beings – read world leaders – should take the cue. The most serious warning has so far come from UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
While the UK and EU negotiators move slowly (or not) to a post-Brexit trade agreement, the government has this week set out a future for one of the sectors which is likely to be most affected: agriculture. The message is: Nature First!
It’s possible that AstraZeneca has preemptively saved my life by inoculating me against the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. I’m just not sure I can trust them, or that possibility.