Today – November 14

As usual, every day is a special day. Not all may agree to this actually. For some, it may be “oh no I have work to do”. Or it may be ” thank god it is Saturday, time to relax” for office goers. For students, it may be ” Homework to be done”. If we go on like this, the list will be endless. November 14, is a special day for celebration yet again. Enlighten yourselves with the day today celebrations of November 14. Today we celebrate World Diabetes day to spread awareness about diabetes and Pickle day to enjoy the pulpy sour flavour.


World Diabetes Day

Diabetes is a chronic dietary disease that happens due to the malfunction of the pancreas. As a result, the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin or it cannot use it effectively. Therefore, the absorption of the glucose in the blood increases, a condition known as hyperglycemia. In order to spread awareness about diabetes, we celebrate World Diabetes Day every year on November 14.


In 1991, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the WHO took the initiative to celebrate this day. We celebrate World Diabetes day on account of the birthday of Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin in 1922. Diabetes is an incurable disease. On the other hand, proper medicine and treatment can help to maintain it. There are two types of diabetes, type 1 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes. In type 1, the pancreas is unable to make a sufficient amount of insulin, required by the body. Whereas, in type 2 diabetes, the body is unable to process the insulin produced by the body. As a result, the glucose level in the blood rises up in a fatal amount.

How to Celebrate

People suffering from diabetes experience a lot of issues in their day to day life. To raise awareness among people is important. Therefore, many activities like awareness campaigns and several sports events are organized every year to mark this day. The theme of this year’s celebration is “The Nurse and Diabetes”. To educate the nurses about diabetes and the problems that come with it. As they are the helping hands of the people suffering.

Pickle day

Crop unrecognizable person with jar of pickled zucchini

Pickles have had their traces found as far as the Indus Valley civilization in India. The process of pickling enables to preserve the fruits and vegetables from perishing. So that, they can stay consumable even after their harvest season. Their pulpy sour taste just makes it mouth waiting and delicious.


For those of you who do not know, disclaimer: pickles are made from cucumbers. In 2030BC, the People of Tigris Valley used to import cucumber from India. They used to preserve it for some time and then enjoy them as pickles. It became their staple diet too. Soon it started getting exported to Europe and North Africa too. After that, pickles became famous soon enough.

How to Celebrate

The celebration of pickle day is in the name itself. Simply make dishes with pickles in them. You could start with some delicious Dill Pickle Soup. The recipe for which you can ask your grandma or your mom. Or just eat plain pickles, they are yummy that way too. Either way, it will always be appetizing and tasty!

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