Blue Circle Voices

The Blue Circle Voices (BCV) is an IDF ibcv Logo 01nitiative, launched in 2016, thaaims to represent the interests of people living with, or affected by, diabetes, through a worldwide network of members and other stakeholders.

The BCV network draws upon the experiences of people with diabetes, acts as their global voice and provides them with an opportunity for expression. This network focuses on a variety of issues and challenges that people with diabetes encounter in our world today.

Seeking to understand and clarify challenges within the diabetes community, BCV consultations result in the development of strategies to improve prevention, care and management. The network also strengthens IDF’s presence in global fora and brings both heightened awareness and credibility to diabetes prevention, care, access and rights issues.

Network composition

Composed of adults living with diabetes of all ages and from all IDF regions, BCV accomodates representation from the following groups:

  • People with type 1 diabetes
  • People with type 2 diabetes
  • People with less common types of diabetes
  • Women with gestational diabetes (GDM) or a history of gestational diabetes
  • People connected to diabetes through the care of a child, close relative or loved one with diabetes



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The BCV network at the IDF Congress

The 24th edition of the IDF Congress was held in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, on 4-8 December 2017. Some of the Blue Circle Voices' members had the opportunity to participate as speakers during one the many conferences: Riva Greenberg (USA), Gopika Krishnan (India), Phylissa Derose (United Arab Emirates) and Rakiya Kilgori (Nigeria).

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