Diabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke, and lower limb amputation. It is important to recognise the signs of diabetes early on so that major risks related to this disease could be averted.
World Diabetes Day seeks to raise awareness about the way the health problem affects people on a global scale. November 14 serves as a platform to promote the efforts of International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and also brings to the fore the importance of taking actions to combat diabetes as a glaring global health problem.
A free smoothie distribution drive will be organised by Freedom From Diabetes where people would be provided with a recipe of the healthy green beverage which can help reverse diabetes, and help people lose weight and become healthier.