World Diabetes Day started in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO).The day creates awareness about the effects of diabetes globally. The United Nations declared November 14 as an official World Diabetes Day. The day also marks the birth anniversary of scientist and Nobel laureate Frederick Banting who is the co-discoverer of insulin. NSS unit of Aditya Bangalore Institute of Pharmacy Education and Research (ABIPER),Yelahanka, Bangalore organized a Free Diabetes check up camp in association with Swamy Vivekananda Voluntary Blood Bank on 14-11-2018.
The theme of World Diabetes Day 2018 was “The Family and Diabetes.”