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World Diabetes Day: Let’s Stay United Against the Disease

The theme for World Diabetes Day 2021-23 is Access to Diabetes Care. Include these seven foods to take care of yourself at home.


The number of diabetics is escalating rapidly, and there is an increasing need to create widespread awareness about the disease and ways to prevent it. According to WHO, more than 346 million people have diabetes worldwide. Without any intervention, this number can double by the year 2030. November 14 is World Diabetes day (WDD) annually across the globe. The day is vital in creating awareness about diabetes.

History of the day

‘Started by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and WHO, the Day is observed on November 14 to mark the birthday of Frederick Banting, who, along with Charles Best, was instrumental in the discovery of insulin in 1922, a life-saving treatment for diabetes patients.’

In 2007, the UNO passed a resolution and declared November 14 as World Diabetes Day. The day draws attention to the paramount significance of understanding the adverse effects of diabetes and their impact on life.

The theme for World Diabetes Day 2021-23 is Access to Diabetes Care.

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Various activities are organised, such as sports events, television programmes, seminars, public meetings, articles in newspapers and magazines, press conferences, plantation of trees, leaflet and poster campaigns, painting competitions, monument lighting, human blue circles, runs, walks, cycle races, etc.

Logo of World Diabetes Day

The logo of World Diabetes Day has a blue circle and was adopted by the United Nations in 2007 to commemorate the passage of the United Nations World Diabetes Day Resolution. The ring signifies health and life, and the blue symbolises the sky uniting all world countries. It is also the colour of the flag of the United Nations Organization. The blue circle depicts the global unity of the diabetes community and shows pandemic support for the ailment.

7 super Foods to Control Diabetes: Tips to include them in diet

Did you know India is home to 77 million diabetics, the second highest in the world, according to a report by the Hindu.

Figuring out the best foods to eat when you have diabetes can be challenging. The best foods for diabetes are most often whole foods that are not processed, such as fruits and vegetables. Including such food in your diet can help you meet your nutrition. However, eating foods that help prevent diabetes complications like heart disease is also essential. The main goal is to keep blood sugar levels well-controlled.

Here are the seven best foods for people with diabetes, both type 1 and type 2.

Here are 7 best foods for diabetics, both type 1 and type 2.

1. Greek Yogurt: It Naturally contains both carbohydrates and protein, which is a perfect combination for controlling hunger levels and blood sugars; Greek yoghurt will give you more protein and fewer carbohydrates which can help better control blood sugar levels.

2. Spinach: Leafy greens, like spinach, are great non-starchy vegetable options because they contain lutein, an important nutrient for eye health. This nutrient is essential for people with diabetes since they have a higher risk of blindness than those without diabetes.

3. Fish: Unlike meat, seafood is low in unhealthy saturated fat and cholesterol. It is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids — particularly fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout, sardines, halibut, and albacore tuna.

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4. Berries: Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are all low on the glycaemic index and considered superfoods for people with diabetes. The combination of being low in sugar and high in fibre contributes to the diabetes-friendly ability, which gradually raises blood sugar.

5. Raw almonds: Doctors usually recommend an ounce of almonds as a snack. Almonds do not raise blood sugar levels and are a great source of magnesium, a nutrient that improves insulin sensitivity.

6. Avocado: What is better than avocado toast? This fatty fruit may help you maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Avocados contain a significant amount of healthful fats and dietary fibre.

7. Kale: Kale is rich in fibre—with 16 grams, or over 60 per cent of your daily recommended intake, of the digestion-slowing nutrient in just one cup—and low on the glycaemic index, kale can help improve blood glucose control.

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