The Global Campaign


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.

WDC15 Basic and Clinical Stream to offer extensive coverage on treatment advances

Since the stunning discovery in Toronto in 1922 that type 1 diabetes arises from a deficiency of insulin, a novel hormone produced in the pancreas, the management of diabetes has been firmly grounded in scientific advances that continue to shape our understanding of the pathophysiology and guide our choices in selecting optimal therapies for type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Food security top issue for Diabetes in Indigenous Peoples Stream

The Diabetes in Indigenous Peoples Stream for the International Diabetes Federation World Diabetes Congress Vancouver 2015 is proud to present a programme where we will explore how the high prevalence of diabetes in indigenous populations is fueled by underlying social, economic and historic factors, including extreme poverty, barriers to education and health care, and the degradation of fragile eco

World Diabetes Congress 2015: Public Health & Epidemiology Stream

The continuing global epidemic of diabetes exacts huge costs both in terms of human suffering and economics, and the importance of understanding the origins of the epidemic and the development of methods to abate it has never been higher.