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IDF Call for Nominations - Deadline 22 July

The International Diabetes Federation is seeking the nomination of members for the next Board for the elections to be held at the General Council in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on 3 December 2011. The next Board will serve from 1 January 2013 until November 2015. All nominations are to be submitted online. Read more.


Annual Report showcases 2010 achievements

The International Diabetes Federation's Life for a Child Programme has published its Annual Report 2010, showcasing the many highlights of a successful year. Key achievements included eight new countries joining the programme, bringing the total to 28, and a twofold increase in the number of children supported, with an additional 3,500 young people receiving insulin through Life for a Child.

Calling East Africa to Action!

Get your campaign merchandise

A selection of items are available for you to promote World Diabetes Day and use in your local awareness events. These include:

Blue circle pin

Help promote the global symbol of diabetes by wearing and sharing the blue circle pin. Available to order in packs of 10 and now at a discounted price. Find out more.

BRIDGES announces projects selected from 3rd round of funding

The IDF BRIDGES programme, which funds translational research projects in primary and secondary prevention of diabetes, has announced the projects selected from its 3rd round of funding. 3 new short term and 4 new long term projects will be supported, increasing the total number of supported projects to 29 in 24 countries.

Announcement of selected projects 3rd round of funding

The International Diabetes Federation has disclosed the selected projects from BRIDGES 3rd round of funding. 3 new short term and 4 new long term projects will be supported, increasing the total number of supported projects to 29 in 24 countries. 



How are you acting on diabetes?

The 2011 campaign features a new initiative aimed at engaging the grassroots diabetes community and showcasing global unity for the diabetes cause in this special year for diabetes and other non-communicable diseases. Our World Diabetes Day Participative Video Campaign consists of an online platform displaying short videos of individuals around the world showing and telling us how they are 'Acting on Diabetes. Now.'

IDF partner organises special activity to raise funds for Life for a Child

On 1-4 June, IDF Corporate Partner Boehringer Ingelheim continued its support for the Federation's Life for a Child Programme by raising funds with a special activity organised at their booth during the annual meeting of the German Diabetes Association (DiabetesDE) in Leipzig.


2011 campaign posters now available

Five new posters have been produced by the International Diabetes Federation to promote the slogan - Act on Diabetes. Now - and key messages of the third year of our 2009-2013 focus on diabetes education and prevention:

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