Themes of previous World Diabetes Day campaigns have focused on different factors that influence the risk of diabetes and its complications:
- 2013: Protect our Future: Diabetes Education and Prevention.
- 2014: Go Blue for Breakfast.
- 2015: Healthy Eating.
- 2016: Eyes on Diabetes.
- 2017: Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future.
- 2018–2019: The Family and Diabetes – diabetes concerns every family.