World Diabetes Day on 14 November
World Diabetes Day, on the 14th November every year, has grown from humble beginnings to become a globally-celebrated event to increase awareness about diabetes.
Comprising hundreds of campaigns, activities, screenings, lecture, meetings and more, World Diabetes Day is proving internationally effective in spreading the message about diabetes and raising awareness for the condition.
Each year, World Diabetes Day, which is co-ordinated by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF: www.idf.org), carries a particular theme and between 2009 and 2013 the theme has been 'education and prevention'.
The theme of World Diabetes Day, from 2014 to 2016 will be healthy living and diabetes and this year, there's a focus on starting each day right by having a healthy breakfast.
A healthy breakfast should help blood sugar levels from getting too high and should keep you full through the morning. Whilst cereal and toast may be cheap, these options typically raise blood sugar levels rapidly and may leave you hungry again before lunch.If you drink fruit juice for breakfast, consider cutting the juice out or having a smaller glass of it. For reference, a 150ml glass of unsweetened orange juice contains around 15g of carbohydrate and 13g of sugar.