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IDF

Who we are

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an umbrella organization of over 230 national diabetes associations in 170 countries and territories. It represents the interests of the growing number of people with diabetes and those at risk. The Federation has been leading the global diabetes community since 1950.

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Risk factors

The risk factors for type 1 diabetes are still being researched. However, having a family member with type 1 diabetes slightly increases the risk of developing the disease. Environmental factors and exposure to some viral infections have also been linked to the risk of developing type 1 diabetes.

Women and Diabetes

IDF’s dedicated programme on women and diabetes was launched in 2009 to support the 181 million women with diabetes worldwide. It aims to put women with diabetes high onto the global health and development agenda.

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Diabetes roadmap

On 13 May 2010, the United Nations General Assembly voted unanimously for UN Resolution 64/265 to hold a UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) on 19-20 September 2011. The Summit is a major opportunity to put diabetes and other NCDs on the global health and development agenda.

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Mission

The mission of the International Diabetes Federation is to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide.

Our strategic goals are to:

Values

Our values:

Honesty: we will be truthful, deliver on our promises and remain willing to be held into account. We will maintain confidentiality and respect the privacy of others.

Compassion: we will act with empathy and without prejudice, appreciating the plight of others, and drive by our empathy to action.

Integrity:we will uphold our code of ethics, maintain a high standard of personal conduct and embed our values in our organisational policies, procedures and behaviour.

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