A number of key buildings were lit up in blue on Sunday, as part of a Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA) programme to mark World Diabetes Day and in response to the initiative of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).
The Ministry of Interior headquarters, The Torch Hotel, Qatar Convention Centre, Sidra Medicine, Ooredoo Tower and Doha Bank were adorned in blue, a QDA statement said Monday.

These entities participated in (Bringing Diabetes to Light) in solidarity with QDA and in support of their efforts in the field of diabetes care and prevention.

The colour blue is taken from the blue circle symbol meant to raise awareness for diabetes. This symbol was chosen by the IDF to represent the unity needed to find a cure for diabetes. Blue symbolises the color of the logo of the United Nations.

QDA has been co-ordinating this campaign since 2007 and continued to join more than 1,000 iconic buildings around the world, including the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building, the United Nations Building, the Egyptian Pyramids, Niagara Falls and other international landmarks.
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