Global Diabetes Walk 2021: It's time to Walk - take steps to prevent Diabetes
Posted On: 2021-09-23 11:49:19
For the second of its kind, Rwanda NCD Alliance will join the Global Diabetes Walk on November 14, 2021. Since 2004, more than 5 million people have joined the Global Diabetes Walk, including Rwandans (in 2020).
The Global Diabetes Walk is a Global Diabetes awareness-raising campaign established by the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF), taking place every year in November. It is the contribution of the World Diabetes Federation and other Civil Society Organizations globally to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF)’s annual campaign marking World Diabetes Day on November 14.
Today, more than 422 million people have diabetes. By 2030, that could rise to 578 million if no preventive measures are taken. Most live with type 2 diabetes, which is preventable in many cases. Four out of five people with diabetes live in low- and middle-income countries.
All are welcome! Individuals can walk alone or with friends or family, while organizations can plan more significant Walks. Walking allows you to take care of yourself while also raising awareness about the importance of diabetes prevention and care.
Many Walks take place on or around November 14, World Diabetes Day – but any time in November is fine.