The IDF Congress has historically served as an international forum for sharing scientific advances. For the first time in Congress history, education, nutrition and the psychosocial aspects of diabetes were showcased in a specific track and addressed in a plenary lecture at the 17th IDF Congress in Mexico City. The inclusion of these themes served as a reassuring confirmation that the world's diabetes experts recognize the relevance of education and psychosocial aspects in improving diabetes outcomes. It also gave a good picture of where we are with diabetes education today and where we need to go, as well as the means and resources required to get there.
DCCT, UKPDS, Consultative Section on Diabetes Education, DECS, Mexico