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GLOBAL DIABETES WALK

First Walk campaign:
2004
Most countries:
89, 2021
First Walk livestreamed on Instagram:
2021
Most Walkers
1.1 million, 2017
Largest single campaign
Jain Hospitals, Uttar Pradesh, 2019
Lives touched by Walk messages:
countless

The Walk in Numbers

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Today, more than 463 million people have diabetes. By 2030, that could rise to 578 million. Most live with type 2 diabetes, which is preventable in many cases. Four out of five people with diabetes live in low- and middle-income countries.

Since 2004, more than 5 million people have joined the Global Diabetes Walk, which is WDF's contribution to the International Diabetes Federation’s annual campaign marking World Diabetes Day on November 14.

Walk News

Danish company hosts “Global Diabetes Walk” in Philippines

2022

Danish company hosts “Global Diabetes Walk” in Philippines

Global Diabetes Walk celebrates World Cup

2022

Global Diabetes Walk celebrates World Cup

Walking in Memory of a Lost Loved One. After her daughter died, Anthea Usher resolved to raise diabetes awareness ...

2021

Walking in Memory of a Lost Loved One. After her daughter died, Anthea Usher resolved to raise diabetes awareness ...

Global Diabetes Walk 2020 - new ideas for a challenging year. Smaller Walks, creative competitions, flexible events...

2020

Global Diabetes Walk 2020 - new ideas for a challenging year. Smaller Walks, creative competitions, flexible events...

2018 Walk mobilises 1 million. A record number of people and groups organised Walks this year, mobilising more than 1,000,000 people...

2018

2018 Walk mobilises 1 million. A record number of people and groups organised Walks this year, mobilising more than 1,000,000 people...

2016 Walk sets new records. The 2016 Global Diabetes Walk was the biggest in the event’s history, with almost 430,000 participants in 78 countries across the globe.

2016

2016 Walk sets new records. The 2016 Global Diabetes Walk was the biggest in the event’s history, with almost 430,000 participants in 78 countries across the globe.

Five steps to a successful Walk. Richard Erick Caballero offers new Walk organisers and old-timers alike his tips for Global Diabetes Walk success.

2015

Five steps to a successful Walk. Richard Erick Caballero offers new Walk organisers and old-timers alike his tips for Global Diabetes Walk success.

2014 Walk breaks records and sends a message. The 2014 Global Diabetes Walk was the biggest in the event’s 10-year history, with 56 countries represented and more than 300,000 people participating.

2014

2014 Walk breaks records and sends a message. The 2014 Global Diabetes Walk was the biggest in the event’s 10-year history, with 56 countries represented and more than 300,000 people participating.

Walking for global awareness. This year’s slogan for the Global Diabetes Walk campaign is Together for Diabetes.

2013

Walking for global awareness. This year’s slogan for the Global Diabetes Walk campaign is Together for Diabetes.

Diabetes care needs more focus in Georgia. On 14 November the Welfare Foundation, a Georgian NGO, which works to improve the quality life of the poor through research and advocacy in health care will organise a Walk in the capital Tbilisi for 30 participants.

2013

Diabetes care needs more focus in Georgia. On 14 November the Welfare Foundation, a Georgian NGO, which works to improve the quality life of the poor through research and advocacy in health care will organise a Walk in the capital Tbilisi for 30 participants.

Hello Doctor PH Participates In The Global Diabetes Walk 2022, Raises Awareness For Diabetes Prevention

2022

Hello Doctor PH Participates In The Global Diabetes Walk 2022, Raises Awareness For Diabetes Prevention

Klinicare Global Diabetes Walk

2022

Klinicare Global Diabetes Walk

Global Diabetes Walk 2021 unites individuals in taking steps. Diabetes awareness took the streets of the world one by one in November...

2021

Global Diabetes Walk 2021 unites individuals in taking steps. Diabetes awareness took the streets of the world one by one in November...

‘Healthy Family, Fit India’ campaign reaches millions. Jain Hospitals went big again in 2019, organising Global Diabetes Walks...

2019

‘Healthy Family, Fit India’ campaign reaches millions. Jain Hospitals went big again in 2019, organising Global Diabetes Walks...

Walk2017: Jain Hospital takes the lead. A WDF partner shares how a simple district level Walk campaign became a state level activity...

2017

Walk2017: Jain Hospital takes the lead. A WDF partner shares how a simple district level Walk campaign became a state level activity...

For WDF staff, World Diabetes Day is a global affair. WDF employees spread around the world on World Diabetes Day 2015, raising awareness about the global diabetes epidemic – and working towards solutions.

2015

For WDF staff, World Diabetes Day is a global affair. WDF employees spread around the world on World Diabetes Day 2015, raising awareness about the global diabetes epidemic – and working towards solutions.

Zimbabwean Walk exceeds all expectations. David Leboho gathered thousands at his first Walk in 2015 – and offers insights into how others can do the same.

2015

Zimbabwean Walk exceeds all expectations. David Leboho gathered thousands at his first Walk in 2015 – and offers insights into how others can do the same.

Malaysian Walk organiser explains how to succeed in 2014. How do you attract VIPs, media, and thousands of participants to your Walk? Nathalie Seroux offers her tips for Global Diabetes Walk success.

2014

Malaysian Walk organiser explains how to succeed in 2014. How do you attract VIPs, media, and thousands of participants to your Walk? Nathalie Seroux offers her tips for Global Diabetes Walk success.

Walk for Cure with Columbia Asia Hospitals. On 17 November, the Columbia Asia Hospital in Kuala Lumpur plans a “Walk for Cure” to celebrate the World Diabetes Day.

2013

Walk for Cure with Columbia Asia Hospitals. On 17 November, the Columbia Asia Hospital in Kuala Lumpur plans a “Walk for Cure” to celebrate the World Diabetes Day.

Célébration de la Journée Mondiale du Diabète : “La marche de la santé” à Parakou organisée par l’ONG Diabète Bénin

2022

Célébration de la Journée Mondiale du Diabète : “La marche de la santé” à Parakou organisée par l’ONG Diabète Bénin

Retracing our steps – Global Diabetes Walk 2022

2022

Retracing our steps – Global Diabetes Walk 2022

Global Diabetes Walk 2020 marched on despite the pandemic. Safety first and quality over quantity...

2020

Global Diabetes Walk 2020 marched on despite the pandemic. Safety first and quality over quantity...

Global Diabetes Walk campaign turns 15. At 15, the Global Diabetes Walk campaign has become a powerful force for change.

2019

Global Diabetes Walk campaign turns 15. At 15, the Global Diabetes Walk campaign has become a powerful force for change.

2017 Walk reaches 1 million. The 2017 Global Diabetes Walk reaches a new milestone, with more than 1,090,000 participants...

2017

2017 Walk reaches 1 million. The 2017 Global Diabetes Walk reaches a new milestone, with more than 1,090,000 participants...

2015 Walk is biggest ever. The 2015 Global Diabetes Walk was the biggest in the event’s history, with almost 380.000 participants in 65 countries across the globe.

2015

2015 Walk is biggest ever. The 2015 Global Diabetes Walk was the biggest in the event’s history, with almost 380.000 participants in 65 countries across the globe.

Global Diabetes Walk infographic. The Global Diabetes Walk campaign is celebrating 10 years.

2014

Global Diabetes Walk infographic. The Global Diabetes Walk campaign is celebrating 10 years.

Global Diabetes Walk in Qingdao. On 26 October the Qingdao Diabetes Prevention in China’s Shandong province will be organising a Walk in the city of Qingdao for an expected 10,000 participants.

2013

Global Diabetes Walk in Qingdao. On 26 October the Qingdao Diabetes Prevention in China’s Shandong province will be organising a Walk in the city of Qingdao for an expected 10,000 participants.

Seven cities in Kosovo celebrate World Diabetes Day. During the planned Diabetes Week and Walks throughout Kosovo leading up to 14 November, the inhabitants can expect diabetes education, awareness and screening camps.

2013

Seven cities in Kosovo celebrate World Diabetes Day. During the planned Diabetes Week and Walks throughout Kosovo leading up to 14 November, the inhabitants can expect diabetes education, awareness and screening camps.

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