World Diabetes Day 2013 observed all over the world including Bangladesh with the aim of raising awareness about diabetes, its complications and ways of preventing it. The theme of the year is "Diabetes: Know the Complications. Diabetes Protect our future."
To mark the day, Diabetic Association of Bangladesh held a Grand Rally in front of the National Museum in which 500 people with approximate 200 diabetic children participated. The rally inaugurated by Prof. A.K. Azad Khan, President of Diabetic Association of Bangladesh. A colorful procession with horse carts and musical performance was also organized.
Awareness posters, leaflets, health magazine "KANTI" were published and awareness banners, festoons were installed at BIRDEM complex and at different part of the city to signify the day.
Free diabetes screening was also organized by BADAS at different city points including the National Press Club, Dhanmondi Rabindra Sorobor and the National Museum. NHN and HCDP also organized free diabetic checkup camp at their different centers on this occasion.