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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!


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. 

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: