Updated content in: 10/11/2022


Every November 14th is World Diabetes Day, an opportunity to raise awareness of the impact of diabetes on people's health, as well as highlight opportunities that strengthen the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diabetes.


In 2022, PAHO's campaign theme is "Education to Protect Tomorrow" to address critical issues of our time, such as the relationship between diabetes and COVID-19, the situation of diabetes in indigenous populations, and access to insulin 100 years later your discovery. (PAHO/WHO)

Diabetes and COVID-19

"People with underlying health conditions, such as noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer, have a higher risk of severe COVID-19 disease, and more likely to die from COVID-19. Risk factors for NCDs can make people more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with COVID-19." (PAHO/WHO)

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Obesity as a precursor to diabetes

"Adults are considered overweight if they have a body mass index (BMI) between 25 kg/m2 and 29.9 Kg/m2 and considered obese if their BMI is above 30 Kg/m2. Research has demonstrated a strong and consistent link between obesity and diabetes; increases in BMI are associated with increased risk for diabetes and abdominal obesity has emerged as a strong predictor of diabetes."(PAHO/WHO)

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