A series of promotional materials have been developed to help deliver the largest ever patient survey conducted in the area of diabetes-related CVD, to generate global evidence and drive positive change for people living with diabetes. The materials are available for download below.
Click on the images below to download pdf versions.
IDF is currently involved in intensive advocacy efforts around the UN High Level Meeting (HLM) on NCDs that will take place in September 2018. This is the moment to demand greater action at the national level to:
Achieve a 0% increase in diabetes prevalence by 2025;
Achieve 80% access to essential medicines and devices by 2025 and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030;
Achieve a 30% reduction in diabetes-related premature mortality by 2030;
Listen to the priorities of people with diabetes and defend their rights.
It will only be possible to achieve these objectives if the entire global diabetes community works together. To this end, IDF has developed an advocacy toolkit, so that its Members and everyone else interested in national advocacy can develop country-tailored campaigns. IDF has also prepared template documents to be tailored according to the national realities. You can download all these documents by clicking on the picture on your right.
KiDS event at the Milagres College in Mangalore, India
On the 21st of August, Dr. Haseeb Aman from India organised a KiDS event at the Milagres College in Mangalore, Karnataka State, India.
The purpose of this KiDS event was to inform teachers, parents and children on the management of diabetes. The KiDS information pack was distributed and demonstrations on how to use the diabetes kit and hypoglycaemia kit were shown.
Around 200 students from grade 5 to 8 (age 9 -13), along with 50 parents and 15 teachers were attending this information session.
Dr. Haseeb Aman on his experience:
“I was very much excited to do this event as it is one of the initiatives done by IDF on a global platform to educate teachers, kids and parents on diabetes at school. I found it very useful having tools provided by IDF for this program, as each one of them were very practical. I had good interaction with the kids, parents and teachers and helped them to understand what diabetes is, how to cope with diabetes and how to live a healthy lifestyle. I'm looking forward to continuing my work on spreading awareness on diabetes in all the schools in my district.”
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Diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are both global epidemics. They are currently among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, particularly affecting populations in low- and middle-income populations. Their negative effects are accelerated by globalization, rapid unplanned urbanization and increasingly sedentary lifestyles.
Taking Diabetes to Heart is a new multi-country study, developed by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in partnership with Novo Nordisk, focused on CVD awareness and knowledge among people living with type 2 diabetes. The study - the first of its kind in the world - builds on the IDF global report on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease (2016), which includes recommendations to reduce the burden of CVD among people with diabetes and the general population.
If you are living with type 2 diabetes, we encourage you to take the survey. The survey is available in multiple languages and will take about 5-10 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary and all responses will be anonymous. The survey will remain online until March 2018.
The aim of Taking Diabetes to Heart is to define the actions that are required to promote knowledge and awareness of cardiovascular disease among people living with type 2 diabetes, to improve their health outcomes and address systemic challenges to healthcare systems.
Results from the survey will be used to inform policy and decision-making around this common and serious complication of diabetes. The study will culminate with a comprehensive report with country specific results and a set of resources related to diabetes and CVD in particular countries and around the world.
A series of promotional materials have been developed to help IDF deliver the largest ever patient survey conducted in the area of diabetes-related CVD, to generate global evidence and drive positive change for people living with diabetes. View and download the materials and promote Taking Diabetes to Heart in your community.