The Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF), with the support of the LDS Charities, conducted a diabetes screening campaign in Sulaimaniyah city on November 14, World Diabetes Day. They also distributed discount cards to the diabetic patients for purchasing medicines.
Diabetes is one of the serious diseases known as the “the silent killer”. November 14 was established as World Diabetes Day in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and became an official UN day in 2006. On this day in 1921, Frederick Banting was born, a Canadian scientist who was the co-discoverer of insulin.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the world, affecting more than 400 million people and killing more than 1.5 million people annually.