IDF general


Global Guideline on pregnancy and diabetes

Pregnancy is associated with changes in insulin sensitivity which may lead to changes in plasma glucose levels. For women with known diabetes or for women who develop diabetes during the pregnancy, these changes can put outcomes at risk. This guideline deals with the means of identifying women for whom such problems are new, and helping them, as well as women already known to have diabetes, to achieve the desired outcome of a healthy mother and baby.

IDF Guideline on Oral Health for People with Diabetes

IDF newsletters

UN Summit on NCDs

National Diabetes Programmes

Diabetes and oral health - information for health professionals

Diabetes and oral health - information for the public

Sleep apnoea and type 2 diabetes

Recent research demonstrates the likelihood of a relationship between type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), the most common form of sleep disordered breathing. The IDF consensus statement on sleep apnoea and type 2 diabetes wants to raise awareness of the association between the two conditions, which have significant implications on public health and on the lives of individuals.
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IDF Reference Centres for Diabetes Education





IDF Centres of Education (IDFCE) programme was launched in 2009. IDF has now renamed the 'IDFCE' to 'IDF Reference Centers for Diabetes Education' - (IDF-RCDE), and revised the criteria, terms and conditions.

Diabetes and oral health

The World Dental Federation (FDI) and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) jointly organised a symposium on Oral Health and Diabetes* on 25 October 2007 during the FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Dubai, UAE.  The presenting experts and all participants welcomed the initiative of the two convening organisations to emphasize the interrelationship between diabetes and oral health.