Every year World celebrates Diabetes day today on 14th November 2017. It is the day to raise awareness about the diabetes consequences across the World. India marks this day with some special arrangements like organising marathon, shows and programmes outside the hospitals or in public area. In these programmes, organisers raise awareness of the risk of diabetes among people. Also, raise awareness among pregnant women as increasing lifestyle and increasing circulation of fast food led to diabetes in the Indian subcontinent. It does not only affect the lives of a mother but also baby inside the womb.
On the eve of World Diabetes Day, the Lions Club International has organised Walkathon for the diabetic patients in which around 5,000 people were participating in the 2km walk from Vijay Chowk to India Gate. However, this Walkathon has been postponed in Delhi due to excessive air pollution and severe smog. The president of International President of Lions Club International Dr Naresh Agrawal released the press release on Sunday evening and announced to postpone Walkathon due to considering this poor air quality level.
The Lions Club International every year organises extensive Diabetes Test Camps in Delhi. Also, aware people about the risk of diabetes along with solutions to control diabetes. In camps, doctors also explain how to change the lifestyle for controlling diabetes in increasing fast-food culture. World diabetes day is the global awareness campaign that focuses on the risk of diabetes.