The Global Diabetes Walk started as a simple idea back in 2004 and has already accomplished so much in 18 years. Since its inception, the campaign has gathered more than 5 million participants, touching countless lives. On top of raising awareness about diabetes and its prevention, it has likewise “galvanized communities, and in some cases, even changed public policies.”¹
Walks can take place any day in November, but most happen on November 14, in time for World Diabetes Day.
Hello Doctor PH Taking Steps To Prevent Diabetes
As the leading health and wellness website in the country, Hello Doctor recognizes that diabetes is a big – and still growing – public health concern. Reports say 1 in 14 Filipino adults live with diabetes and experts project a higher prevalence rate in the future.
For this reason, Hello Doctor PH took the initiative and participated in the Global Diabetes Walk, taking over 100,000 steps cumulatively. Simultaneous walks were conducted in Taguig, Las Pinas, Cavite, Boracay, Bulacan, and Batangas.