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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.

Find out more.

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!


Diabetes awareness month begins

In many parts of the world, the beginning of November marks the start of a month-long series of activities aimed at raising diabetes awareness and calling for urgent action to tackle the diabetes epidemic. Here's a reminder of why we all have to 'Act on Diabetes. Now.':

Go Blue for Diabetes

Wherever you will be and whatever you are planning to mark this World Diabetes Day, make sure to go blue to show your support for the diabetes cause. If you can’t organise a Flash Mob, here are some other ideas to mark the day:

List of nominees for elections of members of next IDF Board

The Nominating Committee of the International Diabetes Federation has completed its deliberations following the two rounds of the Call for Nominations for members of the next Board for the elections to be held at the General Council in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 3 December 2011.

View all the persons nominated for the various open positions.

Personal message from the IDF President

A personal message from Jean Claude Mbanya, President of the International Diabetes Federation, explaining why you should attend the World Diabetes Congress Dubai 2011 and see change in action.

Organise a World Diabetes Day flash mob!

Are you ready to take up 'Flash mob for diabetes' challenge?  

Coming Soon! The 5th Edition of the IDF Diabetes Atlas

The 5th edition of the IDF Diabetes Atlas will be available on November 14th, 2011.  You can order the book at this website or access the content online.