IDF resources

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).

Download the Report (pdf, 10MB).

IDF Diabetes Atlas 7th Edition

The IDF Diabetes Atlas is the authoritative resource on the global burden of diabetes. First published in 2000, it is produced by International Diabetes Federation (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. 

Available in Arabic, English and French. Other languages coming soon. 

Download the Atlas here.


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.

Available in English and Spanish. French version coming soon.

Download the Guide here
Read the letter from the Co-Chairs of the Working Group here.


D-NET online education module

“Introduction to diabetes” is a basic course which aims to increase the diabetes knowledge of health professionals worldwide. The main target group is health professionals that do not have a professional background in diabetes.

Follow the education module on D-Net.


IDF Educational Toolkit for GDM

Developed by the International Diabetes Federation and Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF) the Toolkit is a practical resource for health professionals caring for women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). It identifies the key roles and actions health professionals can take in GDM screening and monitoring.

The Toolkit includes:

  • IDF GDM Model of Care  –  guidelines for healthcare professionals on GDM screening and management;
  • IDF GDM Education Modules (CD);
  • Management of gestational diabetes in the community – training manual for community health workers;
  • An educational booklet for women with GDM;
  • IDF GDM Education Game.

Available in English. Selected resources available also in Spanish, French, Tamil and Hindi.

Download the GDM toolkit resources here


KiDS Advocacy in Action

The International Diabetes Federation in collaboration with the Kids and Diabetes in Schools (KiDS) project partners have developed a call to action to help improve the lives of children with diabetes and prevent type 2 diabetes in adolescents. 

KiDS resources are available in multiple languages.

Download the KiDS resources here.


Other resources