World Diabetes Day is an international event to raise awareness about diabetes, celebrated every year on 14 November.
The theme of World Diabetes Day 2016 is Eyes on Diabetes. The year's activities and materials will focus on promoting the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and treatment to reduce the risk of serious complications.
The International Diabetes Federation have produced a practical guide on how to get involved in World Diabetes Day- you can download it from their website.
Local and national events are being organised by member associations of the International Diabetes Federation including, Diabetes Australia and the state and territory organisations.