Welcome to the World Diabetes Day 2016 issue

World Diabetes Day (WDD) was first introduced as a day to raise awareness of diabetes and related complications in 1991. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization developed the initiative in reaction to the rise in cases of diabetes worldwide.

WDD 2016 around the world

World Diabetes Day (WDD) has been celebrated as the official awareness day for diabetes for 25 years, since 1991.  IDF and the World Health Organization created the initiative in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes worldwide. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225.

Regional Report: Racing to beat diabetes in Brazil

The Race to Beat Diabetes, an annual promotion by the Institute for Children with Diabetes (ICD), reached its 18th milestone in 2016. Thousands of people gathered at the Moinhos de Ventos Park in Porto Alegre, Brazil on June 5, 2016.

For all types of diabetes, one common goal: healthy eating

In the following headlines, diabetes is mentioned, but what type is being discussed exactly? Given that there are different types of diabetes, how does the general public understand the difference when no distinction is made?

Meet IDF President–Elect, Dr. Shaukat Sadikot

Dr. Shaukat M. Sadikot is the President-Elect of IDF, and will be IDF President for 2016-2017. We had a chance to meet with the President-Elect at his home in Mumbai, India to discuss his upcoming term as President over the next two years.

Tackling childhood obesity: a novel school-based programme in India

Childhood obesity, which predisposes to type 2 diabetes and several other diseases, is an emerging health problem in India.

Diabetes Voices: How has serving the diabetes cause as a volunteer changed you?

In every series of Diabetes Voices, we present individuals from all over the world who share their perspective on life with diabetes. In this instalment, three people living with diabetes share their volunteering experience in the diabetes community and how it has changed any aspect or perspective of living with the condition.

United in our vision to save sight

Sir Michael Hirst, Persident IDF (2013-2015):

Building bridges for diabetes prevention and treatment

Linda Siminerio, Diabetes Voice Guest Editor:

IDF and BRIDGES span the globe to tackle diabetes

Translational research helps to apply successful outcomes from basic science into practical real-life applications in communities. Today, this type of research is gaining widespread attention in the prevention and treatment of diabetes.