The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House

  1. notes that on the 14th November each year, World Diabetes Day aims to increase awareness of the effects of diabetes and the complications caused by the disease;
  2. further notes that the first World Health Organisation (WHO) Global report on diabetes demonstrates that the number of adults living with diabetes has almost quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million adults;
  3. understands that this dramatic rise is largely due to the rise in type 2 diabetes and factors driving it include overweight and obesity;  
  4. further understands that the theme for World Diabetes Day 2021-23 is “access to diabetes care”;
  5. acknowledges that 100 years after the discovery of insulin, millions of people with diabetes around the world cannot access the care they need;
  6. further acknowledges that every five seconds one person develops diabetes, every 10 seconds one person dies of diabetes and every 30 seconds a limb is lost to diabetes; and
  7. calls on all civil society leaders in our country and around the world to raise awareness of diabetes in their communities.