Qutub Minar - the archaeological monument of India in New Delhi Lit Blue to Create Awareness About Diabetes on Sunday last - the 10th Nov. 2013.
The World Diabetes Day logo is the ''blue circle'' - the global symbol for diabetes which was developed as part of the Unite for Diabetes awareness campaign. The logo was adopted in 2007 to mark the passage of the United Nations World Diabetes Day Resolution. It is a simple icon that can be easily adapted and widely adopted, the circle symbolizes life and health. The colour blue reflects the sky that unites all nations. The blue circle signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes pandemic.
India emerging as the ‘diabetes capital’ of the world.
As per data and atlas released by ''International Diabetes Federation ( IDF )'' today (14.11.2013), India being home to 65 million Indians suffering from diabetes in 2013, is emerging as the ''Diabetes Capital of of the world''.
For once India is fast catching up with China. But rather than being a matter of celebration this development is bound to ring alarm bells all over. India faces a major challenge to rein in its growing diabetic count. India with 65 million diabetic patients is just next to China (98 million) in the race to become the diabetes capital of the world.
* By 2030, India's diabetics numbers are expected to cross the 100-million mark, according to this 2013 report of the International Diabetes Federation.