November 14 – World Diabetes Day
World Diabetes Day is celebrated annually on November 14. On this day, Canadian physician and physiologist Frederick Bunting was born. Together with Charles Best, Frederick Bunting played a crucial role in the discovery of insulin.
The World Diabetes Day, celebrated annually on November 14, was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to the threat of increasing diabetes worldwide.
For many centuries, people did not know the means to combat this disease, and the diagnosis of “diabetesmellitus” left the patient no hope not only for recovery, but also for life: without insulin— this hormone that ensures the absorption of glucose by tissues, the sick body cannot exist and is doomed to slow extinction. And although diabetes is incurable to this day, thanks to insulin, people have learned to keep this disease under control. And the successes of scientists in the field of diabetology in recent years allow us to look optimistically at solving the problems caused by diabetes.