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World Diabetes Day 2012 - a day to remember

From Chennai to Copenhagen, Delhi to Doha, Mumbai to Melbourne the world once again came together on 14 November to raise awareness of the ever-increasing threat posed by the diabetes epidemic in every part of the world, and to help bring about improvements to the lives of the 371 million people currently affected by diabetes.

IDF Europe celebrates WDD at the European Parliament

Obesity and lack of physical activity are important risk factors in the onset of type 2 diabetes. As the diabetes epidemic escalates, with 55 million people living with diabetes in Europe, a healthy attitude towards food and physical activity is imperative.

Cricketing legend Akram is newest Blue Circle Champion!

Pakistan and international sport superstar, Wasim Akram, becomes IDF’s newest Blue Circle Champion and the first Champion from South East Asia.

At the age of 30, Akram was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Since then he has actively sought to be involved in various awareness campaigns for diabetes

Diabetes Atlas Update: The effects of diabetes on your country

Do you want to know how diabetes is affecting your country in 2012?

Find all regional and country-level statistics on mortality, prevalence, undiagnosed cases and expenditure here

Diabetes Atlas 2012 Update: Out now!

To mark World Diabetes Day, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has released the latest global and regional diabetes statistics.

Find out, in detail, how diabetes is affecting the world in 2012 with estimates on mortality, prevalence, expenditure and undiagnosed cases.

Fact sheets for your countries are available on demand, please contact [email protected]

Diabetes on the increase in Europe

Rising tide of diabetes in Europe reinforces need for prevention and education

New estimates indicate that 55 million of the European adult population will have diabetes by the end of 2012, compared to 53 million last year. The figures, released by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) today to mark World Diabetes Day 2012, also indicate that at least 21.2 million people in Europe are yet to be diagnosed.

APDP receives IDF Europe Prize in Diabetes

The Portuguese Diabetes Association APDP was presented with the first IDF Europe Prize in Diabetes today on World Diabetes Day at an awarding ceremony at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Share your World Diabetes Day experience

Whatever you're doing this World Diabetes Day, do share it with us and the global community:

WHO agrees first-ever Non-communicable Disease targets

In a major breakthrough at the World Health Organisation (WHO) this week, governments agreed an aspirational set of targets to drive progress on diabetes and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including the first ever global target to halt the rise of diabetes. On the 7 November 2012, after lengthy negotiations in Geneva, governments agreed a Global Monitoring Framework including 9 global targets and 25 indicators on diabetes and NCDs.

IDF partner supports LFAC on World Diabetes Day

International Diabetes Federation partner Boehringer Ingelheim will be continuing their support of the IDF Life for a Child Programme by donating the proceeds of an employee 3km run that will be held at the company's headquarters on November 14 - World Diabetes Day. A total of €20,000 will be donated to the programme. This is the fourth consecutive year that the company organises an initiative in support of Life for a Child.