The World Diabetes Day (WDD) was observed globally on 14 November. The theme for 2017 WDD is ‘Women and diabetes – Our right to a healthy future’.
Currently, there are over 199 million women living with diabetes and this total is projected to increase to 313 million by 2040. Diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death in women globally, causing 2.1 million deaths each year.
World Diabetes Day– 14 November– theme ‘Women and diabetes – Our right to a healthy future’.
Static/Current Takeaway Points Important for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam-
- The World Diabetes Day 2017 theme aims to promote affordable access to the essential diabetes medicines and technologies for all women.
Source- The Hindu