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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Clinical guideline development

Published in 2003, the Guide for Guidelines is intended for all those involved in the care of people with diabetes that wish to prepare guidelines to assist in the delivery of diabetes care, or who wish to draw on the experience of others in developing such guidelines.
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iCaReMe registry: CRF completion guideline

This guideline explains step-by-step how to use the iCaReMe electronic case report forms (CRF), which gives real-world data for healthcare professionals on patient management and quality of care.
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IDF WPR Diabetes Care and Disasters Manual 2nd Edition 2022

This manual identifies means to reduce the negative impact of natural disasters and promotes the sharing of knowledge to increase community resilience to natural disasters. The second edition includes substantial updates informed by recent disaster experience learnings.
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IDF SACA Clinical Practice Guideline on Diabetes Education

Produced by the IDF South and Central America (SACA) Region with the aim of standardising evidence-based educational practices to improve the health and well-being of people with diabetes.
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IDF Clinical Practice Recommendations for Managing DME

Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) is a potential complication of diabetic retinopathy that currently affects more than 28 million people with diabetes. These Clinical Practice Recommendations are intended to facilitate the work of general practitioners, hospital physicians, and other clinicians working in diabetes-related eye disease management.
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IDF Clinical Practice Recommendations for Managing Type 2 Diabetes in Primary Care

These Clinical Practice Recommendations aim to summarise current evidence around optimal management of people with type 2 diabetes. It is intended to be a decision support tool for general practitioners, hospital based clinicians and other primary health care clinicians working in diabetes.
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Diabetic Foot Screening Pocket Chart

Pocket chart with information for health professionals to identify, assess and treat diabetic foot patients earlier in the "window of presentation" between when neuropathy is diagnosed and prior to developing an ulcer. The content is derived from the IDF Clinical Practice Recommendations on the Diabetic Foot 2017.
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IDF Clinical Practice Recommendations on the Diabetic Foot 2017

Simplified and easy to digest guidelines for health professionals, aimed at prioritising early intervention in the diabetic foot with a sense of urgency through education.
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Having a baby? Now is the time to learn more about gestational diabetes

An educational manual with information and advice on having a healthy baby.
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Management of gestational diabetes in the community

A training manual for community health workers, developed as part of the IDF Women in India with GDM Strategy (WINGS).
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Pocketbook for management of diabetes in childhood and adolescence in under-resourced countries, 2nd edition

The Pocketbook provides basic background on diabetes in children and clear advice for initial management of diabetic ketoacidosis, initiation of maintenance insulin therapy, complications screening, and other key components of care. It is aimed for practical use in emergency situations and clinics that are developing expertise in managing diabetes in children.
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International Curriculum for Diabetes Health Professional Education

Published in 2008, this curriculum is designed to meet the needs of local health professionals, institutions and organisations, and adapted to suit local contexts. It was originally developed in response to the need for health professionals to have specialised, evidenced-based training in diabetes education.
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Oral Health for People with Diabetes

Maintenance of proper oral hygiene for good oral health is an accepted part of the normal recommendations for a healthy lifestyle. Poor oral hygiene is associated with gingivitis, which can progress to more severe infection and inflammation leading to periodontitis. Infectious disease is known to be more common in people with diabetes if blood glucose control is poor, and inflammation is known to be associated with a decrease in insulin sensitivity and thus potentially a worsening of blood glucose control.

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Management of Postmeal Glucose

Published in 2011, the purpose of this guideline is to consider the evidence on the relationship between postmeal glucose and glycaemic control (HbA1c) and diabetes outcomes. Based on this information, recommendations for the appropriate management and monitoring of postmeal glucose in type 1 and type 2 diabetes have been developed.
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Global IDF/ISPAD Guidelines for Diabetes in Childhood and Adolescence

Published in 2009, this guideline developed by IDF and ISPAD outlines the extensive evidence that exists on the optimal management of type 1 diabetes, while highlighting that such care is not reaching many people who could benefit.
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Global Guideline for Type 2 Diabetes

Published in 2012, this guideline represents an update of the first IDF guideline published in 2005, extending the evidence base by including new studies and treatments that emerged since the original guideline.
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Global Guideline for Managing Older People with Type 2 Diabetes

Published in 2013, this guidelines has been developed to provide health professionals with recommendations that assist in clinical management of a wide range of older adults living with type 2 diabetes.
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IDF GDM Model of Care Implementation Protocol

The IDF GDM Model of Care was piloted in seven (urban and rural) collaborating health centres in Tamil Nadu State (South India), from June 2012 to December 2015. It was developed using best practice of care and established clinical guidelines.
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IDF Guide for Diabetes Epidemiology Studies

The IDF Guide for Diabetes Epidemiology Studies has been developed to create standardised epidemiological methods in diabetes studies. It will enable researchers to conduct high-quality studies that generate robust data, thereby providing the information needed to develop evidence-based strategies for improving care and strengthening healthcare systems.
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KiDS educational guide on nutrition and diabetes in schools

This guide is an awareness and information tool created to inform teachers, parents of children with diabetes as well as all parents and children of the important role of nutrition in the management and prevention of diabetes. Available for download at

IDF Peer Leader Training Manual

Published in 2011, this training manual is intended to train peer leaders to provide on-going diabetes self-management support (DSMS).
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International Standards for Education of Diabetes Health Professionals

Published in 2015, The International Standards for Education of Diabetes Health Professionals are intended for use by institutions that currently provide or wish to provide a health professional diabetes education programme.
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iCaReMe registry tool: RWE Box

The RWE (Real World Evidence) Box is the iCaReMe registry data capture, management and analytics tool. It enables clinical, medical and real-world evidence research.
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