The Latest News from IDF

28 March - Lille, France: Diabetes and Ramadan International Alliance Meeting

The Diabetes and Ramadan International Alliance is holding a session on 28 March in Lille, France,

2017 Youth Leadership Camp, 10-16 July, Faget-Cluj-Napoca/ROMANIA

We are happy to inform you that the 7th edition of the YLC will be held on July 10th-16th in Faget-Cluj-Napoca, Romania.  We thank the Federatia Romana de Diabet, Nutritie si Boli Metabolice for hosting it!

World Water Day - 22 March 2017

Brussels 22 March 2017

Adopting our strategy to prevent type 2 diabetes in Portugal

New article in BMC Health on 'Sustained Diabetes Risks Reduction' in Poland

IDF Europe is happy to share with you the latest results from a project on reducing the long-term risks of Type 2 diabetes in Poland, to read more please visit

World Kidney Day 2017 - 9 March 2017

Adherence, persistence and patient activation: three pillars against diabetes complications

Brussels 9 March 2017: The burden of diabetes-related complications, including chronic kidney disease, could be avoided through diabetes prevention, better diabetes follow-up, early diagnosis and timely treatment of the complications, stronger patient empowerment and adherence to therapy

IDF announce WDD 2017 theme on International Women's Day

To mark International Women's Day on March 8, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is pleased to announce that the theme of World Diabetes Day 2017 will be Women and diabetes - Our right to a healthy future.

International Women’s Day 2017

“Women and diabetes:  our right to a healthy future”

On International Women’s Day, 8 March, we spoke to Vida Augustiniene, IDF Europe Board Member from Lithuania, about the role of women in diabetes management and how to fight the growing prevalence of Gestational Diabetes.

Today we are celebrating women are the world. Why this day is important for you and the diabetes community?

Celebrating women is like living with diabetes: it should be a daily commitment from all! Unfortunately this is not yet the case, so we need to be perseverant.

''I Make a Wish'' Campaign

IDF Europe is glad to share with you a “I make a wish”: the campaign of the two main French patient associations to fight against discrimination.

Read more here

1 March 2017 - Zero Discrimination Day

Brussels 01 March 2017

Stand up for our rights!

On Zero Discrimination Day, we spoke with Kyle Jacques Rose, member of the Board of the International Diabetes Federation, European Region

Kyle, you are a strong advocate for the rights of people with diabetes - what does this day represent for you?

Life for a Child update 31 - spotlight on Bolivia

The latest update of the IDF Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme is now available, including information on LFAC's work in Bolivia, Pakistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The featured story is from Bolivia, where Katie Souris, a post-graduate student from the USA, recently visited the LFAC supported center in the country to look at the challenges facing young people with diabetes, and investigate the possibilities of peer support.