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International Update on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

An International Update on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus to showcase the learnings from the WINGS project, is being organized at Chennai on the 26th and 27th of September 2015. The Update brings together the world's experts in Gestational Diabetes from different parts of the world, including the world renowned Dr. Donald Coustan, considered the ‘Father of Gestational Diabetes’, who will be representing the American Diabetes Association. There will also be representatives of several other national and international societies.

IDF Recognised Education Programme launches new call for applications

The International Diabetes Federation has launched a new call for applications for its Recognised Education Programme. The programme recognises courses offered by organisations for health professionals in diabetes education and management that are consistent with the IDF International Curriculum for Health Professionals in Diabetes.

IDF volunteer recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List

Former International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Vice-President Debbie Jones was recently recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2015. The honours system, published every year on New Year and on the Queen's official birthday in June, recognises individuals who have made achievements in public life and improved the lives of others.

OECD releases report on Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes

IDF Europe welcomes the new OECD publication on Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Diabetes. While CVD mortality has reduced, the burgeoning diabetes burden will increase those at risk of CVD.

Read the recommendations in the report.

Major contributor commits 780,000 additional vials of insulin to Life for a Child

IDF launches WDD 2015 campaign at WHA side event

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has launched the World Diabetes Day (WDD) 2015 campaign on the occasion of the 68th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva.

Campaign details were released at IDF’s WHA side event “Nourishing development: halting the diabetes epidemic through healthy eating” on May 19.

Joint letter to WHO Europe: Public Health NGOs support nutrient profile model

To Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, Regional Director World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe


Dear Dr Jakab,

We, the undersigned organisations, strongly support and endorse the WHO nutrient profile model as a scientifically sound basis for policy action.

IDF Call for Nominations

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is seeking the nomination for members of the next Board of Directors for the elections to be held at the General Assembly in Vancouver, Canada, on 30 November 2015.

For more information please click here to download the Call for Nominations and here to download the Application Form.

Apply for the 2015 IDF Europe Prizes in Diabetes

This year again IDF Europe will recognize commitment, excellence and innovation in Diabetes by rewarding a prize to two individuals who are striving to make life better for people with diabetes and those at risk. The two categories are Young Researcher and Long-Standing Achievement.  

IDF supports Jamie Oliver’s petition on food education

As part of global efforts to halt the rise in obesity and diabetes type 2 cases among young people and in line with the World Diabetes Day theme of nutrition, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) supports a new petition from Food Revolution Day to make food education available to all children.