IDF is particularly grateful to the following corporations and foundations for their support towards helping promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide:
IDF Global Partners are engaged in long-term multi-faceted partnerships with the Federation. They support IDF’s core activities and specific tailored programmes focusing on diabetes awareness, prevention, education and more.
IDF Corporate Supporters actively contribute to IDF's work and activities to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide. They also participate in joint efforts to strengthen global awareness and advocacy.
Some examples of diabetes initiatives supported by our Global Partners include:
Global Diabetes Conversations Programme: Lilly Diabetes
The successful global implementation of the Diabetes Conversations programme - part of IDF's partnership with Lilly Diabetes - continued in 2012. Expert trainers from across the world also shared their experiences at regional congresses, making presentations on best practices developed during work with national member associations, local Lilly affiliates and others. This would not be possible without the on-going partnership between Healthy Interactions and IDF and Lilly Diabetes.
DAWN2TM Study: Novo Nordisk
IDF and Novo Nordisk are in a global partnership in the DAWN2TM Study. This expands on the original DAWNTM Study and involves more than 15,000 people in 17 countires living with diabetes or caring for people with the condition, patient organisations and diabetes policy experts. Its main objectives are to improve understanding and awareness of the unmet needs of people with diabetes and their families; promote dialogue and collaboration to strengthen patient involvement and improve self-management and psychosocial support and establish an international benchmarking system for person-centred diabetes care and health policy.
Diabetes Africa Foot Initiative: Sanofi Diabetes
IDF and the IDF Africa Region, in collaboration with Sanofi Diabetes, the University of Johannesburg, the Université Senghor and the Université Numérique Francophone Mondiale, launched the Diabetes Africa Foot Initiative at the first IDF Africa Diabetes Congress in July. This initiative aims at preventing lower-extremity amputations in sub-Saharan Africa, through a comprehensive, affordable and sustainable foot screening programme involving health authorities, IDF member associations and local communities.