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The incidence of diabetes continues to grow at an alarming rate. Some of the most concerning growth is occurring with youth under 25 in each of the seven IDF region International Diabetes Federation’s Young Leaders in Diabetes Programme (YLP) aims to become the leading effort in enhancing lives of young people living with diabetes. This programme will help to provide opportunities for future leaders in diabetes around the globe by developing projects which will improve the lives of those with diabetes in their respective countries.

The world went blue for diabetes

On 14 November, millions once again united around the world to produce a powerful display of advocacy and awareness for the 366 million people currently living with diabetes and the many more at risk, firmly promoting the message that action on diabetes is required NOW.

Swiss cyclist rides from Switzerland to India for LFAC

This years’ World Diabetes Day - 14 November - occasioned a unique celebration in Nagpur, India.

Diabetes Tasmania Sri Lanka Cycle Challenge raises funds for LFAC

A group of 20 amateur cyclists from Tasmania, Australia, led by adventurer Caroline Thomas, who has type 1 diabetes, recently completed a 12 day, 600km adventure ride through Sri Lanka. With support from local guides, the group, some with diabetes, travelled from Colombo to Polonnaruwa raising money and awareness of diabetes.

Post UN Summit Advocacy Guide Released

Barely two months ago, world leaders met in New York for the UN High-Level Summit on the Prevention and Control of NCDs and adopted the  first ever Political Declaration on Non-Communicable diseases. Our next challenge is to ensure that promises made by governments are turned into action for people with diabetes and to prevent the spread of the epidemic.

5th Edition of Diabetes Atlas released on World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day 2011 marks the release of the International Diabetes Federation's 5th edition of the Diabetes Atlas.  New figures indicate that the number of people living with diabetes is expected to rise from 366 million in 2011 to 552 million by 2030, if no urgent action is taken. This equates to approximately three new cases every ten seconds or almost ten million per year. IDF also estimates that as many as 183 million people are unaware that they have diabetes.

5th Edition of the Diabetes Atlas released on World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day 2011 marks the release of the International Diabetes Federation's 5th edition of the Diabetes Atlas.  New figures indicate that the number of people living with diabetes is expected to rise from 366 million in 2011 to 552 million by 2030, if no urgent action is taken. This equates to approximately three new cases every ten seconds or almost ten million per year. IDF also estimates that as many as 183 million people are unaware that they have diabetes.

Diabetes Education Workshop - D-NET 2011

The International Diabetes Federation invites delegates attending the World Diabetes Congress Dubai 2011 - 4-8 December - to join the Diabetes Education Workshop D-Net 2011 on Sunday 4 December.

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Act on Diabetes. Now.

Act on Diabetes. Now.

Activity spotlight

World Diabetes Day - 14 November - is less than two months away. Dedicated individuals and associations all over the world are hard at work, planning awareness activities to mark the day and once again putting diabetes firmly in the public spotlight. Below are some of the events that will be taking place in support of the campaign.

If you have an activity planned and would like to share it with the global diabetes community, send us your information!

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