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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.