April 7th marks the World Health Organization (WHO) World Health Day. Each year, a different theme is chosen, in hopes of raising awareness of pressing global health issues. In 2014, WHO tackled vector-borne diseases; in 2015, they took on food safety [1,2]. The 2016 World Health Day theme is Beat Diabetes, a condition that affects about 422 million people worldwide . In order to contribute to raising awareness of diabetes, the Global Health Office has put together the following fact sheet!