November 14th is International Diabetes Day, a United Nations Day created in 1991. While most countries will observe the day only once this year, the United States has different plans.
In an exclusive interview with the Overheard Press, Surgeon General, Jerome Adams, explained that the U.S. would now be observing the day, perviously limited to November 14th, “indefinitely.”
“Look around. Every day is diabetes day in America. We’re just making it official.”
The International Diabetes Federation has applauded the move. “Our organization is funded and controlled almost entirely by the pharmaceutical companies,” Explained spokesman Frank Dick. “So obviously we want to find a cure to diabetes, you know, so we can stop making all these profitable medications to manage it.”
Dick went on to explain that the Surgeon General’s move to extend International Diabetes Day indefinitely could move researchers closer to finding cure.
“International Diabetes Day exists to get more people across the world on diabetes-managing medications, which is key to reversing diabetes and getting patients off diabetes-managing medications.”
In honor of the day, Baskin Robbins will be offering a 2-for-1 discount on select flavors. Other companies will be offering discounted prices on fountain drinks. As of yet, there is no word on how the extension of International Diabetes Day will effect these deals.