IDF general


IDF Clinical Practice Guidelines

Global Guideline for Type 2 Diabetes

IDF definition of the metabolic syndrome: Frequently asked questions

IDF Consultative Section on Diabetes Education

DECS is committed to improving the quality of life of people with diabetes through assisting health professionals, professional organizations and member associations to provide high quality diabetes education and care.

Established in 1994, the IDF Consultative Section on Diabetes Education (DECS) identifies and addresses issues relating to diabetes education and care at the international level.

IDF Worldwide Definition of the Metabolic Syndrome

The metabolic syndrome is a cluster of the most dangerous heart attack risk factors: diabetes and prediabetes, abdominal obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

IDF Multidisciplinary Diabetes Education Programme

Debbie Jones

Ms Debbie Jones from Bermuda is currently a Vice-President of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). She is coordinator of the Diabetes Centre of the Bermuda Hospitals Board and coordinator of clinical trials at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Hamilton, Bermuda. In the past, she has been Vice-Chair and Chair of the IDF North American Region (2003-2006).

Andrew Boulton


Prof Andrew Boulton

Andrew Boulton is Professor of Medicine at the University of Manchester, Consultant Physician at the Manchester Royal Infirmary and Professor of Medicine at the Diabetes Research Institute, University of Miami.

IDF logo

The hummingbird logo of the International Diabetes Federation has its origins in the Dutch Diabetes Association, an organization for people with diabetes founded in 1945.

Known as “the bird of hope”, a hummingbird was chosen by the Dutch Diabetes Association since it symbolised the optimism of people with diabetes as they found ways to manage their condition, overcome its challenges and deal with its potentially devastating complications.

Task Force Initiatives