The Latest News from IDF

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. 


Follow the campaign

Do you have a Facebook page or Twitter account? Join our growing community and share with us your plans for the World Diabetes Day.

Blue monument challenge

The 2011 edition of the Blue Monument Challenge, one of the main campaign initiatives aimed at attracting the general public's attention to the global diabetes epidemic, continues to gather momentum. Here are the latest monuments and buildings around the world that have confirmed that they will be lighting in blue in November:

Diabetes experts convene in the Middle East

WHAT: The International Diabetes Federation’s WORLD DIABETES CONGRESS 2011. Estimated attendance: 15,000 international delegates, over 1000 speakers

WHEN: 4-8 December 2011

WHERE: Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Blue Circle Champions

Olympic swimming gold medal winner Gary Hall Jr and Phil Southerland, CEO and Founder of Team Type 1, have joined other high-profile athletes and inspiring individuals with diabetes in pledging their support for World Diabetes Day and promoting the blue circle – the global symbol of diabetes - by agreeing to become Blue Circle Champions.


"Enough is Enough. Act on NCDs Now!"

STATEMENT AT UN HIGH LEVEL MEETING ON NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 19-20 SEPTEMBER 2011

ROUND TABLE 2: STRENGTHENING NATIONAL CAPACITY TO ADDRESS PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF NCDS

By Ann Keeling, CEO International Diabetes Federation and Chair NCD Alliance

The 2nd Call for Nominations for IDF leadership is now open

The 2nd Call for Nominations for members of the next Board and Nominating Committee of the International Diabetes Federation is now open. Additional candidacies can be submitted until 9 October.





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