|Act on Diabetes NOW|
11 November 2011 | KINGSTON/JAMAICA
On 14 November 2011, countries worldwide will celebrate World Diabetes Day with events to raise global awareness of diabetes. World Diabetes Day unites the global diabetes community to produce a powerful voice for diabetes awareness. The Day is celebrated on 14 November to mark the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, was instrumental in the discovery of insulin in 1922, a life-saving treatment for diabetes patients.