World Diabetes Day 2017

Women and Diabetes

The theme of World Diabetes Day 2017 is Woman and Diabetes- Our Right to a healthy future.

The Day is observed primarily to promote;

  • the importance of affordable and equitable access for all women at risk for or living with diabetes to the essential diabetes medicines and technologies,
  • self-management education and information they require achieving optimal diabetes outcomes and strengthening their capacity to prevent type 2 diabetes.

According to International Diabetes Federation, diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death in women globally.