The IDF Executive Office in Brussels is the focus of numerous requests for information about diabetes issues. These come from a range of sources, including the governments, industry, the media, Member Associations, and people with diabetes. The IDF staff and Officers are regularly asked to explain the position of the Federation with regards to subjects such as tobacco smoking or obesity. Information produced or gathered by IDF is processed into press copy or reproduced to support diabetes campaigns. In order to ensure the diffusion of accurate and relevant data, IDF produces position statements which summarize and describe the Federation's view on a number of topics. Anne Pierson reports.
education, tobacco, discrimination, media