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The voices of people with lived experience of diabetes

Ehab Ali (Bahrain)

When I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it took me a very long time to understand how to live with my condition. Hearing stories and testimonies from other people with diabetes touched my heart and motivated me to speak about diabetes and promote healthier lifestyles.

Omid Dadashi (Iran)

By sharing my successes, I have changed people's misperceptions of what living with diabetes means. In 2020, I won the Iranian Cup Tasters Championship, a high-level coffee cup-tasting competition. People were surprised because I used my taste and sensory perception to win, and many articles claim that diabetes can affect taste. Not only did I win, but I was also certified repeatedly as an Iranian national sensory judge.

Riddhi Modi (India)

After being diagnosed with gestational and type 1 diabetes, I had to unlearn my lifestyle and adapt to another for effective diabetes management, focusing on nutrition, exercise and mental health. Going through the journey of denial, resistance and then acceptance I understood this important balance.

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IDF Annual Report 2023

An overview of IDF activities and projects in 2023, including stronger strategic partnerships, a new IDF Diabetes Atlas report and the launch of the IDF Advocacy Academy.
IDF Annual Report 2023 pdf 4MB
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

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