World Diabetes Day®

1,000,000 blue circles for change

Make one small lifestyle change and mark it by sharing a blue circle

We don’t just pass on our genes; we also pass on our habits. Learning about the importance of a healthy diet and exercise helps put children on the right track for life. Let’s build a healthier future together. Inspire your family and friends to make a healthy change before this year’s World Diabetes Day and tell us about it. Share a blue circle on the Novo Nordisk Facebook page.

About World Diabetes Day

Every 14 November, Novo Nordisk partners with the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in support of the United Nations Resolution on Diabetes. On this day we unite employees, partners, people with diabetes and the general public with a call to change diabetes.

The date, 14 November, was chosen as it is the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, first conceived the idea which led to the discovery of insulin in 1921. Since the adoption of the United Nations (UN) Resolution on diabetes in December 2006, World Diabetes Day has become an official United Nations World Health Day.

Read more about the campaign driven by the International Diabetes Federation.