Issue: April 2017 - Advancing the urgency for action
Section: Diabetes in society
New IDF network represents the global voice of diabetes
Blue Circle Voices (BCV) is a new IDF initiative, which will represent the interests of people living with, or affected by, diabetes, through a worldwide network of members and other stakeholders. BCV will act as the global voice of people living with diabetes and will draw upon the experiences of people living with diabetes from countries represented by IDF Members.
The virtual network will focus on a variety of issues and challenges that people with diabetes encounter in our world today. Seeking to understand and clarify limitations within diabetes communities, BCV consultations will result in the development of strategies for resolution, strengthening the varying needs of people with diabetes worldwide. Consultations, utilising surveys as one format, will be conducted online, supported by a dedicated closed portal on the IDF website and co-ordinated by IDF staff at the Executive Office. BCV will strengthen IDF’s presence in global forums and bring both better awareness and credibility to diabetes prevention, care, access and rights issues.
Composed of adults living with diabetes of all ages and from all IDF regions, BCV accommodates representation from the following groups.