A festival to raise public awareness of the importance of early diabetes prevention and control was organised in Hanoi on November 11 as part of activities in response to World Diabetes Day (November 14).
Vietnam has responded to World Diabetes Day (November 14) with a ceremony focusing on the importance of the early detection and timely treatment to prevent dangerous complications.
The Sword Lake (Ho Guom) and Ly Thai To Park in the centre of Hanoi capital city were lit up blue on November 13 night in response to the World Diabetes Day, sharing global efforts to enhance public awareness about the disease.
Free check-ups and consultations on diabetes were offered at an awareness raising event in Ho Chi Minh City on November 14 on the life-threatening disease and healthy lifestyles.
A festival themed “Diabetes Prevention Day” will be held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 3-5, then come to Hanoi on November 14-16.
A meeting was held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 12 to mark World Diabetes Day (November 14), on the theme “Nutrition and Action to Prevent Diabetes”.
The number of patients with diabetes worldwide will reach about 300 million in 2025, according to recent statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO).