Welcome to the Global Diabetes Walk, a global movement organised by the World Diabetes Foundation and dedicated to raising awareness for diabetes prevention and care.

With over 537 million adults living with diabetes worldwide, a number predicted to rise to 783 million by 2045, it's more important than ever to spread awareness about this disease.

Diabetes affects people from all walks of life. However it is particularly prevalent in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where more than 75% of people living with diabetes reside, and where access to healthcare and health education may be limited. 

The Global Diabetes Walk is organised by World Diabetes Foundation, a leading funder of diabetes prevention and care projects in LMICs, in line with its Primary Prevention intervention area.

The Walk is a contribution to the annual International Diabetes Federation campaign for World Diabetes Day, on 14 November.

In 2024, we celebrate 20 years of raising awareness together. 

Since 2004, more than 6 million people have joined the Walk, making it a powerful force for change in the fight against diabetes. Our mission is to inspire people around the world to take action and get walking for diabetes awareness.

We believe that everyone has a role to play. Whether you are an individual, a family, a community, or an organisation, you can make a difference by getting involved in the Global Diabetes Walk.

The theme for World Diabetes Day 2024-2026 is Diabetes and well-being. As a result, the Walk campaign this year will highlight the benefits of exercise for the physical, societal and mental well-being of people at risk or living with diabetes.