The Global Campaign


Estimating the national and global costs of diabetes

This article sets out to do a number of things. First, it will revisit the rationale and methods of estimating the national and global costs of diabetes as included in the early editions of IDF’s Atlas. It will also comment on the ways in which these methods have developed in more recent editions and outline a number of potential misinterpretations of disease-specific cost data.

Q&A: five questions on the 2015 IDF Diabetes Atlas

Meet Professor Nam Han Cho, President-Elect of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the Chair of the IDF Diabetes Atlas Committee for the 7th edition, who welcomed the opportunity to answer our questions about the new IDF Diabetes Atlas, and the methodology used to generate estimates.

Overcoming diabetes stigma and healthcare inequality

Our world needs an initiative like the Young Leaders in Diabetes (YLD) programme and our goal is clear. We exist because we are helping to build awareness about diabetes worldwide and give young people with diabetes the opportunity for a healthy future.

WDD Guide - translations

Fighting for ‘Good food’ (Mai Wiru)

In the Western Desert nations of Central Australia, the Pitjantjatjara, Ngaantyatjarra and Yangkunytjatjara people reside on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjata (APY) Lands, and refer to themselves as the Anangu (people). Like so many colonized indigenous peoples of the world, the Anangu suffer from poor health, malnutrition and now face epidemic proportions of type 2 diabetes.

Revolution against sugar: Q&A with Jamie Oliver

Earlier this year, Jamie Oliver got fired up about sugar consumption in the United Kingdom.  This led him to produce “SugarRush” , a  TV documentary that shows just how devastating the effects of consuming too much sugar can be for millions of people worldwide. Jamie’s determination to put an end to the obesity and type 2 diabetes crisis in the UK has driven him to petition the UK government and parliament for a tax on sugary drinks.

Diabetes advocates inspire action for WDD 2015

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. Every year since 1991, WDD focuses on a new campaign theme to address the most significant issues facing the global diabetes community. This year, WDD has become a year-long campaign to reflect the realities of people living with diabetes and focuses on healthy eating as a key factor in the fight against diabetes. 

AstraZeneca: addressing gaps in diabetes care

How do you tackle a disease that impacts nearly 400 million people1 across the globe? “It all starts with the science,” according to Mark Mallon, Executive Vice President of the International Region for AstraZeneca.

For AstraZeneca, a global pharmaceutical company, delivering novel treatment options for people with diabetes is a top priority. Mallon and his colleagues work to achieve this goal through sharply focused clinical and early-stage research efforts, patient-centric programmes, strategic collaborations and a diverse portfolio of medicines.

Let’s make healthy eating a right, not a privilege

World Diabetes Day (WDD), celebrated every November 14, is recognized as the largest global awareness campaign for all types of diabetes, including type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes (GDM).

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.