Advocacy & awareness

IDF produces advocacy tools and resources to empower diabetes advocates. Use our resources to put the compelling diabetes case to policy-makers and convince them to take action.

  • Integrating Diabetes Evidence into Practice

    A publication of the IDF Europe Region, Integrating diabetes evidence into practice: challenges and opportunities to bridge the gaps, identifies the local and European-wide challenges of implementing diabetes evidence into practice and makes recommendations based on the findings. Diabetes presents a significant health and economic burden across Europe, affecting 58 million people and costing 145 billion euros per annum. There is an urgent need to identify ways in which implementation of evidence can be improved.

  • IDF diabetes advocacy toolkit on occasion of the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs of 2018

    This toolkit intends to inform all IDF Members of the IDF call to action on the road to the 2018 UN HLM on NCDs, and to provide them with tools to successfully engage with national policymakers to demand stronger action in the years to come, activate the national press to promote the IDF call to action and support the IDF online campaign on the road to the 2018 HLM.

  • Highlights of the second BCV consultation

    In June 2017, IDF held the second consultation with the Blue Circle Voices network. This consultation was focused on Barriers to Access to Diabetes Care, Medicines and Supplies. Some 70 participants from across the world responded to the survey. The main barrier to care identified by the network is affordability of medicines and care. 

  • IDF Annual Report 2016

    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.

  • Highlights of the first BCV consultation

    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.

  • Global Diabetes Scorecard

    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.

  • International Charter of Rights and Responsibilities of People with Diabetes

    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.

  • 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.

  • Life for a Child Annual Report 2015

    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.

  • Global Diabetes Plan 2011-2021

    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.

  • Policy brief: Diabetes in Pregnancy

    This series explores important and emerging diabetes issues, integrates diabetes with existing development priorities, and identifies future implications for policy development.

  • Policy brief: Early Origins of Diabetes

    This series explores important and emerging diabetes issues, integrates diabetes with existing development priorities, and identifies future implications for policy development.

  • Policy brief: Diabetes: A Global Health and Development Challenge

    This series explores important and emerging diabetes issues, integrates diabetes with existing development priorities, and identifies future implications for policy development.

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