Position statement

International Charter of Rights and Responsibilities of People with Diabetes

Published in 2011, this is the first ever Charter setting out the fundamental rights of people living with diabetes. The document places the rights of people with diabetes, their parents and carers into three focus areas; the rights to care; information and education and social justice, whilst at the same time acknowledging the responsibilities held by people with diabetes.
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Report

Highlights of the first BCV consultation

In December 2016, IDF held a consultation with the Blue Circle Voices network with the objective of establishing the priorities of the network. Some 82 participants from 43 different countries responded to the survey. The main issues identified by members was access and affordability of medicines, devices and medical care, followed by education, prevention and discrimination.
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Report

Highlights of the second BCV consultation

In June 2017, IDF held a second consultation with members of the IDF Blue Circle Voices network, focusing on barriers to access to diabetes care, medicines and supplies. Some 70 participants from across the world responded to the survey, identifying affordability as the main barrier.
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Toolkit

IDF diabetes advocacy toolkit UN High Level Meeting on NCDs 2018

This toolkit for IDF members provides information and tools to successfully engage with national policymakers to demand stronger action on diabetes on the road to the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs 2018.
Advocacy toolkit to the UN HLM 2018 pdf 7MB
Policy brief

Integrating Diabetes Evidence into Practice

This publication of the IDF Europe Region identifies the local and European-wide challenges of implementing diabetes evidence into practice and makes recommendations based on the findings.
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Policy brief

Perspectives of people living with diabetes

In December 2016, IDF held a consultation with the Blue Circle Voices (BCV) network to establish the priorities of the network. The main issues identified by BCV members were access and affordability of medicines, devices and medical care; education; prevention and discrimination. This document presents the four priorities with an IDF call to action to governments to improve them.
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Policy brief

IDF policy recommendations to improve diabetes care

On the occasion of the BRICS Leaders Summit in China, 3-5 September 2017, IDF worked with its Members and BCV members in Brazil, South Africa and Russia to develop policy recommendations to improve access to diabetes care in their countries.
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Guideline

A Guide to National Diabetes Programmes

Published in 2010, this guide builds on the 2003 NDP Toolbox and sets out considerations and source material for developing and implementing national diabetes programmes.
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Policy brief

Diabetes and Climate Change Report

Published in 2012, this report outlines the interconnections between climate change and diabetes, establishes the co-benefits of combating two global risks in an integrated policy agenda, and informs the global discussion on health and sustainable development.
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Report

IDF Response to the 3rd UN HLM on NCDs Political Declaration

The Third UN High Level Meeting (HLM) on NCDs took place on September 27, 2018, in New York. Although IDF welcomed several aspects of the Political Declaration, it also regretted some notable omissions. This report provides a detailed response to the Political Declaration.
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Position statement

Prevention of obesity and type 2 diabetes in the school environment

Type 2 diabetes accounts for around 90% of all diabetes and is increasingly prevalent in children and adolescents. This IDF position statement focuses primarily on the role that education systems and school environments should play in the prevention of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes.
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Policy brief

Pressure Points: Call for simultaneous action on diabetes and hypertension for more resilient health systems

This policy brief, developed by IDF, the NCD Alliance and the World Heart Federation, makes the case for simultaneous action on diabetes and hypertension that is an opportunity for decision-makers to strengthen health systems and achieve a positive impact on individual well-being and sustainable development.
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Policy brief

Preventing the Next Pandemic: The Case for Investing in Circulatory Health

A position paper by the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health that calls for increased investment in circulatory health to prepare for, or even prevent, the next pandemic. It includes a set of recommendations to support governments in their efforts to prepare for future pandemics during this critical time.
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Toolkit

IDF Guide to Data-driven Advocacy

The IDF Guide to Data-Driven Advocacy compiles information and advice that will help people interested in diabetes and health-related advocacy to find, interpret and use data for effective diabetes advocacy. It can also be a useful resource for researchers, providing insight on how they can support diabetes advocates to drive change.
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Policy brief

Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes: a Joint Approach to Halt the Rise

A policy brief by IDF and World Obesity Federation that provides diabetes and obesity advocates, healthcare professionals and policymakers with recommendations on the actions required to prevent, manage and treat both conditions effectively.
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Policy brief

IDF call to action on occasion of the UN High Level Meeting on UHC (2019)

On occasion of the UN HLM on Universal Health Coverage, IDF launched a call to global leaders urging them to leave no one behind and ensure all people with diabetes have access to essential care and medicines at an affordable price.
IDF call to action on occasion of the UN High Level Meeting on UHC pdf 383KB
Report

Global survey on Access to Medicines and Supplies for People with Diabetes

In 2016, IDF conducted a global survey on the perspective of people with diabetes and health professionals on access to medicines and supplies for people with diabetes. The report of the findings introduces diabetes and related medicines; provides the perspectives of people with diabetes and health professionals around the world on the availability, access and prices of medicines and supplies; and outlines public health policy solutions.
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Leaflet

Become a Blue Circle Voice

BCV is an inclusive network for people with diabetes and their carers who are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for those affected by diabetes. BCV's leaflet, available in English, French, and Spanish, provides comprehensive information on the criteria for membership.
BCV_leaflet_cover_English pdf 2MB
Framework

YLD Framework

Young people comprise 5% of people with diabetes and are often overlooked in policy-making. The IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes (YLD) Programme aims to empower young people with diabetes through training and mentoring. YLDs share IDF values and are committed to raising awareness about diabetes, prevention, education, quality care, improved quality of life, and ending stigma globally.
Call to action

IDF Call to Action 2019 – UN HLM UHC

On behalf of people living with and affected by diabetes, IDF's call to action requests national governments to develop a health-in-all-policies approach to achieve UHC by 2030.
UHC_call_to_action_EN[1] pdf 383KB
Statement

WHA76 statement - Universal Health Coverage

Statement supported by IDF during the 76th World Health Assembly, May 21-30 2023.
WHA76 statement UHC pdf 259KB
Statement

WHA76 statement: Policy options and cost-effective interventions for the prevention and control of NCDs

Statement supported by IDF during the 76th World Health Assembly, May 21-30 2023.
WHA76 statement 13.2 Appendix 3 IAPB pdf 186KB
Statement

WHA76 statement: Strengthening rehabilitation in health systems

Statement supported by IDF during the 76th World Health Assembly, May 21-30 2023.
WHA76 statement 13.4 rehabilitation pdf 394KB
Statement

WHA76 statement: Strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies

Statement supported by IDF during the 76th World Health Assembly, May 21-30 2023.
WHA76 statement 15.1 emergency preparedness and response pdf 160KB
Statement

WHA76 statement: Well-being and health promotion

Statement supported by IDF during the 76th World Health Assembly, May 21-30 2023.
WHA76 statement 16.1 well-being pdf 297KB
Statement

WHA76 statement: Social determinants of health

Statement supported by IDF during the 76th World Health Assembly, May 21-30 2023.
WHA76 statement 16.3 social determinants of health pdf 565KB
Position paper

The Road to UHC: Why integration of circulatory health interventions in primary care is essential

A position paper launched by the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health (GCCH) calling for the integration of circulatory health interventions in primary care as part of national UHC plans.
The Road to UHC pdf 876KB
Statement

IDF response to proposed withdrawal of diabetes technical regulations in Mexico

A letter by the IDF President requesting clarification on the proposed withdrawal and assurance that people with diabetes in Mexico will not experience disruptions in the care and services they need.
Mexico NOM - letter to Secretary of Health pdf 152KB
Policy brief

Renewing the fight: a call to action on diabetes and chronic kidney disease

A policy brief developed by IDF and the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) to offer healthcare professionals and diabetes advocates recommendations targeted at policymakers for effectively preventing, managing and treating diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD).
IDF-ISN Policy Brief-Renewing the Fight_ a call to action on diabetes and chronic kidney disease pdf 11MB

Putting circulatory diseases at the heart of Universal Health Coverage

A policy brief with recommendations to expand coverage of essential services for circulatory conditions at the primary health care level and support national efforts to achieve UHC.
Putting circulatory diseases at the heart of UHC pdf 792KB
Report

Breaking barriers for better access to diabetes care

Report of the IDF side event to the 76th World Health Assembly held on 23 May, 2023 in Geneva.
Report IDF event WHA 2023 pdf 1MB
Policy brief

Tobacco and diabetes knowledge summary

A brief, jointly developed by WHO, the International Diabetes Federation and the University of Newcastle, that summarises the association between tobacco use and diabetes and describes the effectiveness of interventions to reduce tobacco use and tobacco-related complications.
Tobacco and diabetes Knowledge Summary pdf 433KB
Statement

WHO EB154 Constituency Statement: follow-up on the prevention and control of NCDs

Statement highlighting the need for more political commitment, policy coherence and resources to address the NCD pandemic.
EB154 - Constituency Statement on HLM on NCDs pdf 330KB
Statement

WHO EB154 Constituency Statement: Universal Health Coverage

Statement highlighting the need to prioritise essential circulatory health services in UHC benefit packages to protect individuals and households from catastrophic out-of-pocket expenses.
EB154 - GCCH Constituency Statement on UHC pdf 193KB
Statement

WHO EB154 Constituency Statement: WHO’s work in health emergencies

Statement urging Member States to recognise people living with NCDs as a vulnerable population across WHO's work in health emergencies.
EB154 - Constituency statement on WHO work on health emergencies pdf 292KB