With over 425 million people living with diabetes today and 629 million expected to have diabetes by 2040, the global diabetes epidemic represents one of the major health and development challenges of the 21st century. Four out of five people with diabetes live in developing countries. Be part of the solution and join the fight against diabetes!
Since 1950, IDF has been the global advocate for people with diabetes. With more than 240 member associations in over 165 countries and territories, the Federation represents the growing number of people with diabetes and those at risk. It has an established track record in global advocacy and programmatic support. Its unique global reach and extensive network enable IDF to coordinate and link diabetes initiatives at international, national and community levels.
Through diabetes awareness month and World Diabetes Day and the IDF Congress, IDF has the power to convene and mobilize the entire diabetes community and the general public. The IDF Diabetes Atlas is widely recognized as the authoritative source of information on the global burden of diabetes. IDF is an established and respected organization, which has built strong partnerships and strategic alliances (WHO and other UN agencies, aligned organisations, corporate partnerships, civil society, media, industry).