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IDF Europe - EU Diabetes Working Group

The EU Diabetes Working Group (EUDWG) is a group of cross-party, cross-national Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) committed to putting diabetes on the European agenda.

The EUDWG was first created in November 2002 by John Bowis MEP, Mary Banotti MEP and IDF Europe, with the support of former EU Health Commissioner David Byrne. It was then re-launched in November 2009 to act as a strong platfrom to build the European Diabetes Coalition's (ECD) EU public affairs programme.

IDF Press Releases

IDF Regions

The development of the seven Regions of IDF has always been seen as vital to the dynamic growth of the Federation. Their progress can only lead to the strengthening of diabetes associations worldwide.

The regionalization of IDF was approved by the General Council in 1982 and is based on the regional structure of the World Health Organization. IDF has seven Regions:

IDF Middle East and North Africa Region





The elected IDF Representatives for the MENA Region are:

Chair 2013-2015: Adel El-Sayed, Egypt

About diabetes

Diabetes mellitus, or simply diabetes, is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin, or when the body cannot make good use of the insulin it produces.

IDF Africa Region

The elected IDF Representatives for the Africa Region are:

International Curriculum for Diabetes Health Professional Education (2008)

The IDF Curriculum is designed  to meet the needs of local health professionals, institutions and organizations.It can be adapted to suit local contexts.

It was originally developed in response to the need for health professionals to have specialized, evidenced-based training in diabetes education. A comprehensive curriculum is fundamental to the education of well prepared and clinically effective diabetes educators.

IDF Europe - Annual Reports

You will find below the list of all annual reports issued by IDF Europe.

Annual Report 2010-2011

A report of IDF Europe activities from La Hulpe 2010 to Dubai 2011. Download the document (pdf).

Annual Report 2009-2010

A report of IDF Europe activities from Montreal 2009 to La Hulpe 2010. Download the document (pdf).

IDF South-East Asian Region


The elected IDF representatives for the South-East Asian Region (SEA) are:

Chair 2013-2015: Veenoo Basant Rai, Mauritius

Chair Elect: Anil Bhoraskar, India
Regional Manager: Manjula Suresh

IDF Europe Archive

Welcome to the IDF Europe archive. You may find here links to documents, newsletter and other publications made by IDF Europe. If the document you are looking for is not listed here, please contact Lala Rabemananjara (