Global Diabetes Walk
November 14th is observed as World Diabetes day. It brings together millions of people in over 160 countries to raise awareness of diabetes. World Diabetes Day unites the global diabetes community to produce a powerful voice for diabetes awareness. World Diabetes Day takes place on 14 November every year and is an official United Nations World Day.
Global Diabetes Walks are organized on World Diabetes Day all over the world to highlight the importance of physical activity to combat diabetes and other lifestyle diseases.

During 2009 and 2010, kNOW Diabetes organized two massive Global Diabetes walks in Pathanamthitta and Pandalam towns in Pathanmthitta district in which thousands of students, teachers and health workers participated. It attracted good media attention also.The Walk aims at motivating people to walk at least 30 minutes everyday. It is a part of the global campaign declared by WHO,IDF and the WDF

Along with thousands of people who walk all over the world to raise awareness on diabetes students,teachers,parents and healthworkers of Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta,two districts in Kerala,South India also walk from 1st November to 14th November 2011.

Batches of 14 student volunteers lead the walk which start from Adoor Town in Pathanamthitta district in Kerala state , India on 2011 November 1st Tuesday at 9.30 am and cover 196 Kilometres in 14 days connecting 14 towns in Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha districts in Kerala. Thousands of Students teachers and health workers to join the walk at various centres .The walk will end with a massive Diabetes Walk at Alappuzha town in Alappuzha district at 9.30 am on 14th November, 2011.

The Walk will travel through 14 towns - 8 towns in Pathanmthitta ( Adoor,Pandalam, Pathanamthitta, Konni, Ranni, Kozhanchery,Mallappally and Thiruvalla) and 6 towns in Alappuzha (Changannur, Mavelikkara,Haripad,Kayamkualam,Ambalapuzha and Alappuzha ) districts.The Walk will cover about 200 kilometers and about 16000 persons are expected to join the Walk at various places.The walk will directly address about 60 schools and pass through about fifty grama panchayaths.

The Pathanamthitta – Alappuzha Diabetes walk is a campaign of ‘kNOw Diabetes’ a project of Medical Trust Hospital and Diabetes care centre,Kulanada,Pathanamthitta district in Kerala and World diabetes Foundation which is being implemented in Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha districts.
kNOw Diabetes titled ‘Primary Prevention of Diabetes and Other Lifestyle Diseases through Targeted Approach’ is a comprehensive health education project targeting school children, teachers and parents in Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha districts in Kerala, India.