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.