Our Federation is an umbrella organization of over 200 national diabetes associations. They are our Member Associations and represent our global constituency. They are the backbone of the worldwide diabetes community. They work hard and they work well. It is thanks to the evidence on diabetes provided by our Member Associations that the IDF Diabetes Atlas is a respected source of diabetes statistics. Thanks to our Member Associations, World Diabetes Day, driven by the spirit and enthusiasm and superlative efforts of thousands of volunteers in over 160 countries, is celebratedthroughout the world – and the voice of diabetes is heard by millions.