• IDF Diabetes Atlas Ninth Edition 2019

      The IDF Diabetes Atlas is the authoritative resource on the global impact of diabetes. First published in 2000, it is produced by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in collaboration with a committee of scientific experts from around the world and contains statistics on diabetes prevalence, diabetes-related mortality and health expenditure at the global, regional and national level. The latest data published in the IDF Diabetes Atlas 9th edition shows that 463 million adults are currently living with diabetes.

    • Managing type 1 diabetes in children

      A series of wall charts on managing type 1 diabetes in children, developed by the IDF Life for a Child Programme and the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD). Topics available include: Blood glucose monitoring; Complications screening; Hypoglycaemia, Insulin treatment and Sick day management.

    • Taking Diabetes to Heart Report

      Taking Diabetes to Heart is a 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.

      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.

    • KiDS Educational guide on nutrition and diabetes in schools

      The KiDS and Diabetes in Schools educational guide has been developed as a complimentary resource to the KiDS and Diabetes Information Pack, published by the International Diabetes Federation in 2015. This guide is an awareness and information tool created to inform teachers, parents of children with diabetes as well as all parents and children of the important role of nutrition in the management and prevention of diabetes.

      Please read the KiDS and Diabetes in Schools educational guide's guidelines before downloading the guide.

      If you also wish to download the KiDS and Diabetes Information Pack, please click here.

    • Working together to tackle diabetes

      This month’s articles are dedicated to a variety of issues and on the ways in which IDF, its partners, and leaders in diabetes care and advocacy are working hard to improve the lives of all people connected to diabetes—locally, national and globally. In this way, all our April 2018 contributors are reporting on developments or the need for greater advocacy and how together, we can work harder to improve health access, diabetes education, awareness, creating a world where people with diabetes everywhere are better informed and empowered to achieve healthier lives.

    • December 2017 - IDF Congress 2017

      In our December issue of Diabetes Voice, we build up to the IDF Congress 2017, taking place in Abu Dhabi from 4 to 8 December, with an editorial from outgoing IDF President Dr Shaukat Sadikot and two articles presenting streams of the Scientific Programme. We also look back at World Diabetes Day 2017 and take a look behind the numbers of the IDF Diabetes Atlas 8th Edition, which was launched on 14 November.

    • IDF Diabetes Atlas 8th Edition

    • October 2017 - Women and diabetes

      In our October issue, we focus on the World Diabetes Day 2017 campaign which is “Women and Diabetes: our right to a healthy future.” In her special guest editorial, Dr Sania Nishstar, one of three candidates nominated for the post of Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), writes:

      Approximately 199 million women live with diabetes which is projected to rise to 313 million by 2040.1 I fear this may just be the tip of the iceberg. Girls and women with diabetes experience a range of challenges. Power dynamics, gender roles and socioeconomic inequalities influence vulnerability to diabetes, such as by exposing women to poor diet and nutrition and physical inactivity disproportionately. These factors also affect women’s access to health services and health seeking behaviour, and amplify the impact of diabetes on women, particularly in developing countries.

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    • WDD17 Campaign Toolkit

      The World Diabetes Day 2017 toolkit contains all you need to know about the Women and Diabetes campaign, including key messages, resources and ideas on how you can take part.

    • IDF Clinical Practice Recommendations for Managing Type 2 Diabetes in Primary Care

      The new IDF Clinical Practice Recommendations for managing Type 2 Diabetes in Primary Care seek to summarise current evidence around optimal management of people with type 2 diabetes. It is intended to be a decision support tool for general practitioners, hospital based clinicians and other primary health care clinicians working in diabetes.

    • Cost-effective solutions for the prevention of type 2 diabetes

      Despite the alarming statistics, cost-effective solutions exist to reduce the global burden that diabetes currently poses. Much can be done to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes, as outlined in the IDF Cost-effective solutions for the prevention of type 2 diabetes report, which provides an overview of the latest evidence on the different programmes available to tackle the rise of the most prevalent form of diabetes. The wide range of options presented and their cost-saving implications give cause for optimism that the current situation can be reversed.

    • July 2017 - Improving access to diabetes care

      In this issue, we turn our attention to the problem many people with diabetes face in accessing essential care and medicine across the globe. Diabetes is life-long and its management can be costly both for patients and national health systems. Many people living with diabetes in high-income countries, who are financially protected by universal coverage health systems, fight for access to new technologies, such as continuous glucose monitoring. However, many health systems in less-resourced countries are not able to provide standard diabetes care to people with diabetes without exposing them to economic vulnerability.

      The full issue is also available for download in the following languages: Español | Français

    • Diabetic Foot Screening Pocket Chart

      Pocket chart in the format of a Z-card with information for health professionals to identify, assess and treat diabetic foot patients earlier in the "window of presentation" between when neuropathy is diagnosed and prior to developing an ulcer. The content is derived from the IDF Clinical Practice Recommendations on the Diabetic Foot 2017.

      Available to download and to order in print format.

    • WDD17 Infographic #3 - women and girls are key agents in the adoption of healthy lifestyles

      An infographic highlighting the role that women and girls can play in the prevention of type 2 diabetes.

      Italian translation kindly provided by Diabete Italia Onlus.

    • WDD17 Infographic #2 - 1 in 7 births is affected by gestational diabetes

      An infographic highlighting the prevalence of gestational diabetes and the threat that it poses to the health of mother and child.

      Italian translation kindly provided by Diabete Italia Onlus.

    • WDD17 Infographic #1 - 1 in 10 women living with diabetes

      An infographic highlighting the prevalence of diabetes in women and the importance of access to care and education to improve health outcomes.

      Italian translation kindly provided by Diabete Italia Onlus.

    • IDF Clinical Practice Recommendations on the Diabetic Foot 2017

      The IDF Clinical Practice Recommendations on the Diabetic Foot are simplified, easy to digest guidelines to prioritize health care practitioner's early intervention of the diabetic foot with a sense of urgency through education. The main aims of the guidelines are to promote early detection and intervention; provide the criteria for time- adequate referral to a second or third level centers and serve as a tool to educate people with diabetes about the importance of prevention of this pathology.

    • World Diabetes Day logo

      The World Diabetes Day logo is the blue circle – the global symbol for diabetes. IDF welcomes the widespread use of the WDD logo to raise diabetes awareness. View the Blue Circle for Diabetes Usage Guidelines and Visual Identity.

    • Global survey on Access to Medicines and Supplies for People with Diabetes

      In 2016, IDF conducted a global survey on the perspective of people with diabetes and health professionals on Access to Medicines and Supplies for People with Diabetes. The report of the findings introduces diabetes and related medicines, provides the perception of people with diabetes, and health professionals on the availability, access and prices of medicines and supplies from around the world, and outlines public health policy solutions.

    • Abril 2017

      Impulsar la urgencia de acción contra la diabetes

    • April 2017 - Advancing the urgency for action

      In our first issue of 2017, Diabetes Voice focuses on initiatives that are helping to advance the urgency for action in diabetes prevention, care, access and advocacy for the rights of people with diabetes worldwide.

    • November 2016

       

    • September 2016

    • June 2016

    • March 2016

    • November 2015

    • September 2015

    • July 2015

    • May 2015

    • March 2015

    • December 2014

    • September 2014

    • June 2014

    • March 2014

    • December 2013

    • September 2013

    • IDF's Response to the 3rd UN HLM on NCDs Political Declaration

      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.

    • Global Presence Annual Report 2018

      This report provides a comprehensive overview of the global advocacy activities undertaken in 2018 by IDF.

    • June 2013

    • BCV Annual Report 2018

      This report provides a comprehensive overview of the activities undertaken by the Blue Circle Voices in 2018, from global advocacy activities to consultations and newsletters.

    • April 2013

    • YLD Annual Report 2018

      This report provides a comprehensive overview of the activities undertaken by the YLD members throughout 2018, from their Individual Projects to their Regional Action Plans.

    • December 2012

    • Diabetes and Climate Change Report

      Global trends in demography, migration, urbanisation, consumption and production are creating new challenges that threaten to damage human health and livelihoods, and derail human development and economic growth. Two urgent challenges in the 21st century are the global diabetes epidemic and climate change. Both are rapidly accelerating, are fuelled by changes in the way we live and work, and will have intergenerational effects on health, wellbeing and security.

      The Diabetes and Climate Change Report - published in 2012 - aims to outline the interconnections between climate change and diabetes; establish the co-benefits of combating two global risks in an integrated policy agenda; and inform the global discussion on health and sustainable development.

    • October 2012

    • A Guide to National Diabetes Programmes

      A Guide to National Diabetes Programmes (NDPs) builds on the 2003 NDP Toolbox and sets out considerations and source material for developing and implementing NDPs. Topics include measuring the problem (disease prevalence, morbidity and cost), intervening to mitigate the problem (prevention, early diagnosis, services and care of people with diabetes) and evaluating the impact of the interventions.

    • July 2012

    • April 2012

    • December 2011

    • September 2011

    • Policy brief: Early Origins of Diabetes

      This series explores important and emerging diabetes issues, integrates diabetes with existing development priorities, and identifies future implications for policy development.

    • June 2011

    • Policy brief: Diabetes in Pregnancy

      This series explores important and emerging diabetes issues, integrates diabetes with existing development priorities, and identifies future implications for policy development.

    • March 2011

    • June 2010

    • Policy brief: Diabetes: A Global Health and Development Challenge

      This series explores important and emerging diabetes issues, integrates diabetes with existing development priorities, and identifies future implications for policy development.

    • October 2010

    • Global Diabetes Plan 2011-2021

      The Global Diabetes Plan was launched in 2011, a milestone year when world leaders met at UN headquarters in New York to agree actions on diabetes and other non-communicable diseases. The document calls on the United Nations and its agencies, governments, civil society, the private sector and the global diabetes community to turn the tide of diabetes.

    • Global Diabetes Scorecard

      The Global Diabetes Scorecard contains the views of 125 IDF Member Associations from 104 countries on how far their national governments have progressed in responding to the diabetes challenge by December 2013 and sets the baseline for future monitoring.

    • International Charter of Rights and Responsibilities of People with Diabetes

      The first ever Charter setting out the fundamental rights of the 415 million people currently living with diabetes. The document places the rights of people with diabetes, their parents and carers into three focus areas; the rights to care; information and education and social justice, whilst at the same time acknowledging the responsibilities held by people with diabetes.

    • Life for a Child Annual Report 2015

      Since 2000, The International Diabetes Federation has been working to improve the outlook for people with type 1 diabetes in developing countries through its Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme. LFAC currently supports children’s diabetes centres in 46 developing countries and provides insulin, other essential supplies and the best possible care to over 18,000 of the poorest children with diabetes.

    • Clinical guideline development

      The Guide for Guidelines has been written for all those involved in the care of people with diabetes; for those about to prepare guidelines to assist in the delivery of  diabetes care; and for those who wish to draw on the experience of others in developing such guidelines.

    • World Guide to IDF BRIDGES

      The 2015 edition of the World Guide to BRIDGES aims to help investigators and community leaders from around the world learn about the experiences from the teams who led diabetes prevention and treatment projects supported by BRIDGES. In this publication, you will discover the challenges they faced, how they overcame them and discover practical advice to develop your own programme.

    • Oral Health for People with Diabetes

      Maintenance of proper oral hygiene for good oral health is an accepted part of the normal recommendations for a healthy lifestyle. Poor oral hygiene is associated with gingivitis, which can progress to more severe infection and inflammation leading to periodontitis. Infectious disease is known to be more common in people with diabetes if blood glucose control is poor, and inflammation is known to be associated with a decrease in insulin sensitivity and thus potentially a worsening of blood glucose control.

    • Diabetic Retinopathy Barometer

      The Diabetic Retinopathy Barometer is the product of unique collaboration of experts from the International Federation on Ageing (IFA), International Diabetes Federation (IDF), International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), supported by Bayer Pharma AG. It is a study of almost 7,000 adults with diabetes and health care professionals from 41 countries – highlights the urgent need for clear patient care pathways and robust, responsive health systems around the world to prevent unnecessary vision loss associated with diabetes.

    • IDF Annual Report 2015

      The IDF Annual Report 2015 provides an overview of the main activities and projects of the Federation in 2015. Highlights included the publication of the IDF Diabetes Atlas Seventh Edition, the World Diabetes Congress in Vancouver, Canada, and the inclusion of non-communicable diseases (including diabetes) in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs.

    • Self-monitoring of blood glucose in non-insulin treated type 2 diabetes

      In October 2008, the International Diabetes Federation Clinical Guidelines Task Force, in conjunction with the SMBG International Working Group, convened a workshop in Amsterdam to address the issue of SMBG utilization in people with type 2 diabetes (T2M) that is not treated with insulin. Workshop participants included clinical investigators actively engaged in self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) research and research translation activities. The IDF Guideline on Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose in Non-Insulin Treated Type 2 Diabetes presents a summary of the findings and recommendations of the workshop, related to the use of the SMBG in non-insulin treated people with T2M.

    • Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease executive summary

      By presenting a clear summary of the problem of measuring heart disease in people with diabetes, as well as real-world solutions, this new Diabetes and cardiovascular disease report facilitates evidenced-based decision making and encourages collaboration between different sectors. The primary audience for this report includes policy makers, policy implementers and diabetes advocates.

    • 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.

    • Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Report

      By presenting a clear summary of the problem of measuring heart disease in people with diabetes, as well as real-world solutions, this new Diabetes and cardiovascular disease report facilitates evidenced-based decision making and encourages collaboration between different sectors. The primary audience for this report includes policy makers, policy implementers and diabetes advocates.

    • IDF Annual Report 2016

      The IDF Annual Report 2016 provides an overview of the main activities and projects of the Federation in 2016. Highlights included World Diabetes Day, the launch of the IDF School of Diabetes and the start of the IDF Blue Circle Voices, a new global network representing people living with or affected by diabetes.

    • Having a baby? Now is the time to learn more about gestational diabetes

      An educational manual with advice on having a healthy baby.

    • Highlights of the first BCV consultation

      In December 2016, IDF held a consultation with the Blue Circle Voices network with the objective of establishing the priorities of the network. Some 82 participants from 43 different countries responded to the survey. The main issue identified by the BCV members was access and affordability of medicines, devices and medical care, followed by education, prevention and finally discrimination.

    • Management of gestational diabetes in the community

      A training manual for community health workers, developed as part of the IDF Women in India with GDM Strategy (WINGS).

    • IDF Diabetes Atlas 1st Edition (2000)

    • IDF GDM Model of Care. Implementation protocol. Guidelines for healthcare professionals

      The IDF GDM Model of Care was piloted in seven (urban and rural) collaborating health centres in Tamil Nadu State (South India), from June 2012 to December 2015. The IDF GDM Model Approach to Care has been developed using best practice of care and established clinical guidelines.

    • Highlights of the second BCV consultation

      In June 2017, IDF held the second consultation with the Blue Circle Voices network. This consultation was focused on Barriers to Access to Diabetes Care, Medicines and Supplies. Some 70 participants from across the world responded to the survey. The main barrier to care identified by the network is affordability of medicines and care. 

    • IDF Diabetes Atlas 2nd Edition (2003)

    • IDF WINGS Project Summary Report

      The IDF Women in India with GDM Strategy (WINGS) project was the first-ever strategy to tackle the rising prevalence of GDM in India. This project aimed to develop a context-adapted model approach to care in low-resource settings which confronts the widespread challenges in GDM screening and management. The project developed a standardized approach to GDM care, seeking to improve the health outcomes of women with GDM and their new-borns and strengthening the capacity of selected health facilities to address GDM.

    • IDF Diabetes Atlas 3rd Edition (2006)

    • IDF Diabetes Atlas 4th Edition (2009)

    • Pocketbook for management of diabetes in childhood and adolescence in under-resourced countries, 1st edition

      The IDF Life for a Child Programme and ISPAD decided it was appropriate to develop a shortened version of these guidelines aimed to be of practical use in emergency situations and in clinics that are developing expertise in managing diabetes in children. The Pocketbook provides basic background on diabetes in children and clear advice for initial management of diabetic ketoacidosis, initiation of maintenance insulin therapy, complications screening, and other key components of care.  

    • WDD17 Poster - 1 in 7 births is affected by gestational diabetes (version 3)

      Poster for World Diabetes Day 2017 highlighting the importance of access to screening, care and education to help protect the health of mother and child.

      Italian translation kindly provided by Diabete Italia Onlus.

    • Integrating Diabetes Evidence into Practice

      A publication of the IDF Europe Region, Integrating diabetes evidence into practice: challenges and opportunities to bridge the gaps, identifies the local and European-wide challenges of implementing diabetes evidence into practice and makes recommendations based on the findings. Diabetes presents a significant health and economic burden across Europe, affecting 58 million people and costing 145 billion euros per annum. There is an urgent need to identify ways in which implementation of evidence can be improved.

    • IDF Diabetes Atlas 5th Edition (2011)

    • The Global IDF/ISPAD Guidelines for Diabetes in Childhood and Adolescence

      ISPAD published its first set of guidelines in 1995 and its second in 2000. Since then, the acceptance of intensive therapy, also for very young children, has increased around the world. Insulin pump usage has risen in all age groups in countries where this treatment modality can be afforded. Intensive therapy requires better and more comprehensive education for it to be successful. The 3rd edition of ISPAD´s Consensus Guidelines, now called “Clinical Practice Consensus Guidelines” was released in 2009. The current guideline has been developed by ISPAD and the International Diabetes Federation. While there is extensive evidence on the optimal management of type 1 diabetes, unfortunately such care is not reaching many people who could benefit.

    • WDD17 Poster - 1 in 7 births is affected by gestational diabetes (version 2)

      Poster for World Diabetes Day 2017 highlighting the importance of access to screening, care and education to help protect the health of mother and child.

      Italian translation kindly provided by Diabete Italia Onlus.

    • IDF Policy Recommendations to Improve Diabetes Care

      On the occasion of the BRICS Leaders’ Summit, which took place between 3-5 September 2017 in China, IDF worked with its Members and BCV members in Brazil, South Africa and Russia to develop policy recommendations to improve access to diabetes care in their countries. The recommendations can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.

    • IDF Diabetes Atlas 6th Edition (2013)

      The IDF Diabetes Atlas is the authoritative resource on the global burden of diabetes. First published in 2000, it is produced by IDF biennially in collaboration with experts from around the world and contains data on diabetes cases, prevalence, mortality and expenditure on the global, regional and national level. A full IDF Diabetes Atlas report is produced every two years.

    • Management of Postmeal Glucose

      The purpose of this guideline is to consider the evidence on the relationship between postmeal glucose and glycaemic control (HbA1c), and with diabetes outcomes. Based on this information, recommendations for the appropriate management and monitoring of postmeal glucose in type 1 and type 2 diabetes have been developed. Management of postmeal glucose in pregnancy has not been addressed in this guideline.

    • WDD17 Poster - 1 in 7 births is affected by gestational diabetes (version 4)

      Poster for World Diabetes Day 2017 highlighting the importance of access to screening, care and education to help protect the health of mother and child.

      Italian translation kindly provided by Diabete Italia Onlus.

    • IDF Diabetes Atlas 7th Edition (2015)

      The IDF Diabetes Atlas is the authoritative resource on the global burden of diabetes. First published in 2000, it is produced by IDF biennially in collaboration with experts from around the world and contains data on diabetes cases, prevalence, mortality and expenditure on the global, regional and national level. A full IDF Diabetes Atlas report is produced every two years.

    • Global Guideline for Type 2 Diabetes

      In 2005 the first IDF Global Guideline for type 2 diabetes was developed. This presented a unique challenge as we tried to develop a guideline that is sensitive to resource and cost-effectiveness issues. Many national guidelines address one group of people with diabetes in the context of one health-care system, with one level of national and health-care resources. This is not true in the global context where, although every health-care system seems to be short of resources, the funding and expertise available for health-care vary widely between countries and even between localities. This guideline represents an update of the first guideline and extends the evidence base by including new studies and treatments which have emerged since the original guideline was produced in 2005.

    • WDD17 Poster - 1 in 7 births is affected by gestational diabetes (version 1)

      Poster for World Diabetes Day 2017 highlighting the importance of access to screening, care and education to help protect the health of mother and child.

      Italian translation kindly provided by Diabete Italia Onlus.

    • Perspectives of people living with diabetes

      In December 2016, IDF held a consultation with the Blue Circle Voices (BCV) network with the objective of establishing the priorities of the network. The main issue identified by the BCV members was access and affordability of medicines, devices and medical care, followed by education, prevention and finally discrimination. This document presents the four priorities identified, together with an IDF call to action to governments to improve them.

    • Global Guideline for Managing Older People with Type 2 Diabetes

      The Guideline for Managing Older People with Type 2 Diabetes was considered a necessary development following the launch of the IDF 2012 Global Guideline for Type 2 Diabetes. In the latter, recommendations for managing diabetes in older people were included for the first time by the IDF but the review group felt that there were many areas where specific advice was still needed and indeed would offer the clinician extra value in decision making. It was also felt that the format of recommendation in the 2012 Guideline did not offer the flexibility required to address the special issues of older people and their varied physical, cognitive, and social needs.

    • WDD17 Poster - 1 in 10 women living with diabetes (version 4)

      Poster for the World Diabetes Day 2017 campaign highlighting that many women living with diabetes do not have access to education, treatment and care.

      Italian translation kindly provided by Diabete Italia Onlus.

    • IDF Annual Report 2017

      In 2017, The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its partners spoke with authority and delivered action across a wide range of initiatives covering diabetes care and prevention, epidemiology, statistics, health economics, health education and health system reform.

    • Diabetes Eye Health: A guide for health professionals

      The guide was developed by the International Diabetes Federation and the Fred Hollows Foundation, and builds upon the ICO Guidelines for Diabetic Eye Care. This guide encourages and facilitates good diabetes management, early diagnosis and treatment of diabetic eye disease, as well encouraging integration and cooperation across the health system. The primary audience for this document is the broad suite of health professionals who work with people with diabetes.

    • WDD17 Poster - 1 in 10 women living with diabetes (version 3)

      Poster for the World Diabetes Day 2017 campaign highlighting that many women living with diabetes do not have access to education, treatment and care.

      Italian translation kindly provided by Diabete Italia Onlus.

    • IDF diabetes advocacy toolkit on occasion of the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs of 2018

      This toolkit intends to inform all IDF Members of the IDF call to action on the road to the 2018 UN HLM on NCDs, and to provide them with tools to successfully engage with national policymakers to demand stronger action in the years to come, activate the national press to promote the IDF call to action and support the IDF online campaign on the road to the 2018 HLM.

    • Diabetes and Ramadan: Practical Guidelines

      Ensuring the optimal care of the many people with diabetes who fast during Ramadan is crucial. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the Diabetes and Ramadan (DAR) International Alliance have therefore come together to deliver comprehensive guidance on this subject. The IDF-DAR Practical Guidelines provide healthcare professionals (HCPs) with relevant background information and practical recommendations to enable them to help people with diabetes participate in fasting during Ramadan while minimising the risk of complications. 

    • Blue circle bracelet

      The blue circle is the global symbol of diabetes. Help raise diabetes awareness in your community by wearing and sharing the blue circle silicon bracelet. Each bracelet is embossed with the words "Act on Diabetes. Now." Available to order in packs of 5.

      Blue circle bracelets are sold with the understanding that, upon receipt, they are distributed free of charge, and not resold for any purpose.

    • WDD17 Poster - 1 in 10 women living with diabetes (version 2)

      Poster for the World Diabetes Day 2017 campaign highlighting that many women living with diabetes do not have access to education, treatment and care.

      Italian translation kindly provided by Diabete Italia Onlus.

    • IDF Annual Report 2018

      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.

    • Pocketbook for management of diabetes in childhood and adolescence in under-resourced countries, 2nd edition

      The IDF Life for a Child Programme and ISPAD decided it was appropriate to develop a shortened version of these guidelines aimed to be of practical use in emergency situations and in clinics that are developing expertise in managing diabetes in children. The Pocketbook provides basic background on diabetes in children and clear advice for initial management of diabetic ketoacidosis, initiation of maintenance insulin therapy, complications screening, and other key components of care.  

    • Blue circle pin

      The blue circle is the global symbol of diabetes awareness. Help raise diabetes awareness in your community by wearing and sharing the blue circle pin. Available to order in packs of 10.

      Blue circle pins are sold with the understanding that, upon receipt, they are distributed free of charge, and not resold for any purpose.

    • WDD17 poster - 1 in 10 women living with diabetes (version 1)

      Poster for the World Diabetes Day 2017 campaign highlighting that many women living with diabetes do not have access to education, treatment and care.

      Italian translation kindly provided by Diabete Italia Onlus.

    • Prevention of obesity and type 2 diabetes in the school environment

      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.

    • IDF Consensus Worldwide Definition of the Metabolic Syndrome

      The metabolic syndrome is a cluster of the most dangerous heart attack risk factors: diabetes and prediabetes, abdominal obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Worldwide Definition of the Metabolic Syndrome provides physicians with the tools to quickly identify those at risk and also to compare the impact across nations and ethnic groups.

    • IDF consensus definition of metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents

      The metabolic syndrome is a cluster of the most dangerous risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Its early identification is very important to facilitate preventive action. This first simple, unified definition from the IDF for children and adolescents is consistent with that available for adults.

    • IDF Consensus Statement on Sleep Apnoea and Type 2 Diabetes

      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 aims to raise awareness of the association between the two conditions, which have significant implications on public health and on the lives of individuals.

    • International Standards for Education of Diabetes Health Professionals

      The number of health professionals who demonstrate a solid understanding of the principles of diabetes care and education is inadequate to meet the needs of the growing number of people with or at risk for diabetes worldwide. The International Standards for Education of Diabetes Health Professionals (the International Standards) are intended for use by institutions that currently provide or wish to provide a health professional diabetes education programme.

    • International Curriculum for Diabetes Health Professional Education

      The IDF Curriculum is designed  to meet the needs of local health professionals, institutions and organizations.It can be adapted to suit local contexts. It was originally developed in response to the need for health professionals to have specialized, evidenced-based training in diabetes education. A comprehensive curriculum is fundamental to the education of well prepared and clinically effective diabetes educators.

    • IDF Peer Leader Training Manual

      The International Diabetes Federation(IDF) recognises the urgent need to reach a great number of healthcare providers with the best diabetes education materials to promote improved daily diabetes management and care skills and prevent disabling complications. Innovative, appropriate educational tools are key to engage and motivate all learners and facilitate effective learning. To this effect, IDF has developed a Peer Leader Training Manual to train Peer Leaders (PL) to provide on-going diabetes self-management support(DSMS) as part of a larger study.

    • KIDS Diabetes Information Pack

      The KiDS project is an education program designed for the following target groups: Teachers (grades 1-9); School nurses and school staff; School students (aged 6-14 years); Parents; Policy makers and Government officials.

      The KiDS information pack is divided in two sections: the first section is focused on type 1 diabetes and the needs of children in school, offering both guidelines for the management of children with diabetes and a sample diabetes management plan; the second section is focused on guidelines for a healthy lifestyle to prevent type 2 diabetes.

      Please read the KiDS information pack guidelines before downloading the pack.

      If you also wish to download the KiDS Educational guide on nutrition and diabetes in schools, please click here.

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