Diabetes and hypertension are two conditions commonly diagnosed together and linked to a wide range of other NCDs, due to complications or as a result of being triggered by the same risk factors. This policy brief, developed by IDF, the NCD Alliance and the World Heart Federation, makes the case for simultaneous action on diabetes and hypertension that is an opportunity for decision-makers to strengthen health systems and achieve a positive impact on individual well-being and sustainable development.
The advocacy guide is intended as a practical tool for all diabetes advocates. The information contained will help to navigate the new edition of the IDF Diabetes Atlas, and make convincing arguments for improving prevention and care for people living with diabetes and those at risk.
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Type 2 diabetes accounts for around 90% of all diabetes and is increasingly prevalent in children and adolescents. This IDF position statement focuses primarily on the role that education systems and school environments should play in the prevention of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes.
On occasion of the UN HLM on Universal Health Coverage IDF launched a call to global leaders urging them to leave no one behind and ensure all people with diabetes have access to essential care and medicines at an affordable price.
Throughout 2018, IDF projects and programmes focused on driving critical action in diabetes care and prevention, as well as strengthening awareness to inform policy agendas at the local, national and regional levels.
The Third UN High Level Meeting (HLM) on NCDs took place on September 27, 2018, in New York. Although IDF welcomed several aspects of the Political Declaration, it also regretted some notable omissions. This report, developed in the last quarter of 2018, provides an in-depth response to the Political Declration.