The WDC at a glance

The World Diabetes Congress is the world’s largest global diabetes meeting and the only truly global meeting bringing together over 12,000 delegates, more than 300 high-level speakers, and representatives from over 230 national diabetes associations from 170 countries and territories.

The Congress unites the global diabetes community, providing an essential forum for the dissemination and promotion of leading scientific advances and knowledge on practical aspects related to diabetes care, education and advocacy. Over recent years, the major burden of this epidemic is increasingly falling on low and middle-income countries, highlighting the importance for diabetes education and the rights of people living with diabetes.