1 in 10 people are living with diabetes

Our mission is to improve the lives of people living with diabetes and prevent diabetes in those at risk.

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The voices of people with lived experience of diabetes

Benter Koech (Kenya)

Being a BCV advocate lets me collaborate with diverse stakeholders — healthcare professionals, educators and people living with diabetes — to develop and implement effective strategies to address the challenges diabetes poses. By making technology accessible and affordable to people with diabetes worldwide can ultimately improve diabetes outcomes on a global scale.

Joseph Matthew Sanchez (The Philippines)

I want to use this opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives, specifically, using social media to build awareness about diabetes risks and symptoms and how to prevent the condition through healthy lifestyle choices

Khushi Ahuja (India)

My drive for diabetes advocacy knows no bounds. From organising awareness-raising campaigns to global action days to facilitating diabetes camps, I am always on the go. Joining the BCV network allows me to bring forward the issues people in my community face and join hands internationally to build comprehensive and effective practices to improve the lives of people with diabetes and prevent diabetes in those at risk

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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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