World Diabetes Day (WDD) is being celebrated every year on November 14 According to a WHO estimate in 2016, there are 422 million people living with diabetes. This figure is set to rise to over 550 million by 2030. Diabetes is responsible for one death in every 7 seconds. Diabetes accounts for one among the top 10 causes of disability, resulting in life-threatening complications such as heart disease, stroke, lower limb amputations, and blindness. It is unfortunate fact that 50% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed. 80% of people with diabetes live in low- and middle-income countries. The diabetic patient in India is also raising and our state has almost double the number of diabetic patients (22% prevalence) compared to the national average, mostly due to an unhealthy lifestyle.
As the diabetic scenario is alarming, foundation voluntarily joined the world wide campaign against diabetes epidemic in 2012. We conducted a seminar in the city of Riyadh in 2012 with an expert team of doctors (see the link for more details). We also participated in the preparation of a documentary film and played a key role in awareness sessions organized by different social groups and organizations.
Our mission is to educate children and young people for the promotion and dissemination of knowledge on prevention and control of Diabetes.