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The voices of people with lived experience of diabetes

Fatemeh Yekke Fallah (Iran)

My journey with diabetes began in 2022 when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Today, being part of the diabetes community fills me with joy. It's a shared experience that can contribute to a better future for people with diabetes worldwide.

Fang-Jun Su (Taiwan)

Learning to live with type 1 diabetes is a lifelong journey, an ongoing process.  I have gone through the highs and lows, setbacks, and self-growth. After my diagnosis in 2016, in my dark days, finding practical information online wasn't easy. Still, I imagine I wasn't the only person in this situation. This experience prompts me to share my own story.

Apoorv Jha (India)

When I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2016, I still remember how confused and lonely I felt. I don't want anyone to feel that way.

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Policy brief

Diabetic Retinopathy: A Call for Global Action

A policy brief developed by IDF and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) that advocates for a joint approach to prevent and manage vision loss in people living with diabetes by integrating diabetic retinopathy (DR) care into diabetes policies and national health plans.
IAPB-IDF Policy brief - Diabetic retinopathy: a call for global action pdf 4MB

Diabetes and kidney disease

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD), with up to 40% of people living with diabetes affected by CKD. This IDF Diabetes Atlas report looks at the relationship between diabetes and kidney disease across the globe and ways to reduce its impact.
link to https://diabetesatlas.org/atlas/diabetes-and-kidney-disease/ Download

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