IDF news

  • IDF and leading eye health organizations call for urgent action to address diabetic eye disease

    13 December 2017

    Every person with diabetes is at risk of going blind. Around 1 in 3 people with diabetes develop some form of eye health complication, which if left untreated can have devastating and wide ranging social and economic impacts on them, their families and communities.

  • IDF Board of Directors 2018-19

    11 December 2017

    The IDF Board of Directors for the period 2018-19 was elected and sworn into office at the IDF General Assembly that was held during the IDF Congress 2017 in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on Monday 4 December.

  • Interim results of first-ever global survey show people with type 2 diabetes underestimated their cardiovascular risk

    06 December 2017

    The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has presented the interim results of the first-ever multi-country online survey on CVD risk awareness and knowledge among people living with type 2 diabetes, indicating low levels of awareness and limited dialogue between patients and healthcare professionals.

  • Global diabetes community converges on Abu Dhabi for the IDF Congress 2017

    03 December 2017

    Health professionals, researchers, educators, policy makers and national diabetes associations from over 160 countries, will converge in Abu Dhabi, UAE, for the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Congress 2017 (IDF 2017) from 4 to 8 December.

  • New IDF figures show continued increase in diabetes across the globe, reiterating the need for urgent action

    14 November 2017

    To mark World Diabetes Day today, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has released new estimates on the prevalence of diabetes around the world, indicating that 1 in 11 adults are currently living with diabetes, 10 million more than in 2015.

  • IDF launches partnership with Merck to help tackle the global type 2 diabetes epidemic

    13 November 2017

    The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has launched a partnership with Merck to implement education and communications activities emphasizing the importance of preventing Type 2 diabetes.

  • Diabetes Voice October 2017 - Women and Diabetes

    17 October 2017

    In the October 2017 issue of Diabetes Voice, we focus on the World Diabetes Day 2017 campaign theme which is “Women and Diabetes: our right to a healthy future.”

  • IDF launches first ever global survey on CVD awareness among people with type 2 diabetes

    29 September 2017

    To mark World Heart Day, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has partnered with Novo Nordisk to launch the first ever multi-country online survey investigating the level of CVD awareness and knowledge among people living with type 2 diabetes.

  • Selected implementation sites for first round of BRIDGES 2 programme announced

    14 September 2017

    Novena University (Delta State, Nigeria), the College of Medicine of University of Nigeria (Nigeria) and the Universitas Syiah Kuala (Banda Aceh, Indonesia), in collaboration with Georg-August Universität Gottïngen in Germany, have been selected as implementation sites for the first round of the IDF BRIDGES 2 (Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems) programme.

    Each of the three institutions will receive funding and the adequate mentorship to implement a tailor-made diabetes secondary prevention programme. This will enable the implementation of established evidenced-based interventions and community oriented approaches to diabetes care in different settings, with the ultimate aim of improving health outcomes for people living with diabetes.

    The selected projects are varied and include a randomized trial on the suitability of peer education to improve diabetes management and outcomes in a low-income setting (Banda Aceh, Indonesia); a randomized trial on an intensive education intervention using a mobile application and network of people living with diabetes to implement glycaemic control (Delta State, Nigeria); and a community-based randomized trial and lifestyle intervention using a targeted shared care approach on pregnancy outcomes in Nigerian women with gestational diabetes but without diabetes (Nsukka, Nigeria).

    Robert Gabbay, Chair of the BRIDGES 2 Steering Group, said: “Following a detailed peer review process by a group of cross disciplinary international experts in diabetes and global health, we have selected these three projects to disseminate the successful approaches from our previously funded BRIDGES 1 projects”.

    BRIDGES 2 is a joint programme of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly).

  • Managing type 2 diabetes in primary care

    17 July 2017

    Around 90% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. From the onset of the disease until the symptoms develop, many people with undiagnosed diabetes already have complications such as chronic kidney disease, heart failure, retinopathy and neuropathy. Early detection, diagnosis, and cost-effective treatments can save lives and prevent or significantly delay devastating diabetes-related complications.

  • Latest issue of Diabetes Voice focuses on improving access to diabetes care

    05 July 2017

    In the July issue of Diabetes Voice, 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 people with diabetes and national health systems.

  • IDF launches Clinical Practice Recommendations on the Diabetic Foot

    19 June 2017

    The diabetic foot is one of the most serious and costly complications of diabetes, resulting in an important economic, social, and public health burden, particularly in low-income communities. With the growing number of people living with diabetes worldwide, healthcare professionals are encouraged to pay attention to the major complications of diabetes in their daily practice.

  • IDF and Lilly announce second phase of BRIDGES programme

    09 June 2017

    More than 400 million people are living with diabetes. In a further effort to help spread lessons learned from clinical research to benefit people affected by this condition, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) have come together for the second phase of the Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems programme (BRIDGES 2), reaffirming their commitment to helping people with diabetes effectively manage their condition.

  • IDF highlights access to care as a leading concern of people with diabetes

    24 May 2017

    On the occasion of the 70th World Health Assembly, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) held a panel discussion in Geneva between people with diabetes and healthcare professionals on priority solutions to overcome national gaps between provision and availability of diabetes care and treatment among underserved populations.

  • IDF launches IDF School of Diabetes Certified Courses for Health Professionals

    19 May 2017

    The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) recognises the value of providing continued professional education for health professionals and resources for people with diabetes and caregiver in a sustainable and convenient manner. To this end, IDF is pleased to announce the launch of the IDF School of Diabetes Certified Courses, a set of online courses tailored to the needs of a variety of healthcare professionals.

  • Welcome to the new idf.org!

    24 April 2017

    The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is delighted to present its new online platform.

  • World Diabetes Day 2017 to focus on women and diabetes

    08 March 2017

    wdd logo 200pxTo 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.

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