Diabetes kill 1 person every 9 seconds
in the G20 countries

G20 healthcare expenditure on diabetes
reached $573 billion in 2014

Diabetes generates a human and economic impact
much of which could be prevented

Ask G20 leaders to adopt fiscal policies
on unhealthy food and dedicate the revenues
to improve diabetes healthcare

Key political gatherings, including the G20 leaders' annual Summit,

offer a unique opportunity to underline the importance of global and national actions on diabetes prevention and care to keep people and economies healthy.

On the occasion of the G20 leaders' Summit 2015, IDF,  its parliamentary champions and national associations urge key global and national influencers to take action on diabetes.

Keith Vaz

For too long, national governments have sat back as diabetes, a largely preventable condition, has become the 8th leading cause of death in the world. We need to be serious in tackling this disease and its complications, with immediate investment in prevention and public health programmes, which would yield immediate and long-term rewards.

Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP
Member of the Parliament for Leicester East (United Kingdom) Chairman of the UK Parliament’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes


Reach out to your political leaders on Twitter and demand that they take action. Use #G20 and #diabetes and mention @IntDiabetesFed.

You can download the visuals from our campaign and add them to your tweets.

Find out more about diabetes prevention and management through healthy eating in IDF’s World Diabetes Day campaign (#WDD): www.idf.org/wdd-index

More information on the diabetes burden in your country in the Diabetes Atlas: www.idf.org/diabetesatlas

IDF, together with parliamentary champions and diabetes associations, has submitted call to action letters and diabetes briefings to the Prime Ministers and Ministers of Finance of the G20 countries. You can download them here:

Call to action letters (zip, 11MB) - Diabetes briefings (zip, 18MB)

With the support of: Astrazeneca