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Halt the diabetes epidemic: International Diabetes Federation on World Diabetes Day
Describing World Diabetes Day (WDD) as the world's largest diabetes awareness campaign with events organized in more than 100 countries, International Diabetes Federation (IDF) gave a call to the world community to halt the diabetes epidemic which is spreading fast in both humans and animals.

Created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and WHO, WDD was celebrated worldwide on November 15 with a concern for increased diabetes making ever increasing people prone to heart disease, kidney failure and infectious diseases leading to premature deaths across the world.

WHO has also called for greater action to turn the growing tide of the global diabetes epidemic and has announced that the Organization's annual World Health Day on April 7, 2016 will focus on the issue of diabetes. According to an estimate we people do not change their lifestyle to an active and energetic life, by 2040, over 640 million of people may be living with diabetes and dying pre-mature. According to WHO, diabetes has become a global epidemic which kills one person every six seconds and over five million every year.

According to WHO, there is an urgent need formulate and implement multi-sectoral policies for health promotion and strengthening national health systems for early detection and treatment of diabetes, to halt its spread further. It has also stressed need for healthier environment and lifestyle choices for a healthier future.

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