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.
Throughout 2018, IDF projects and programmes focused on driving critical action in diabetes care and prevention, as well as strengthening awareness to inform policy agendas at the local, national and regional levels.
This toolkit intends to inform all IDF Members of the IDF call to action on the road to the 2018 UN HLM on NCDs, and to provide them with tools to successfully engage with national policymakers to demand stronger action in the years to come, activate the national press to promote the IDF call to action and support the IDF online campaign on the road to the 2018 HLM.
In 2017, The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its partners spoke with authority and delivered action across a wide range of initiatives covering diabetes care and prevention, epidemiology, statistics, health economics, health education and health system reform.
In December 2016, IDF held a consultation with the Blue Circle Voices (BCV) network with the objective of establishing the priorities of the network. The main issue identified by the BCV members was access and affordability of medicines, devices and medical care, followed by education, prevention and finally discrimination. This document presents the four priorities identified, together with an IDF call to action to governments to improve them.
On the occasion of the BRICS Leaders’ Summit, which took place between 3-5 September 2017 in China, 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. The recommendations can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.
A publication of the IDF Europe Region, Integrating diabetes evidence into practice: challenges and opportunities to bridge the gaps, identifies the local and European-wide challenges of implementing diabetes evidence into practice and makes recommendations based on the findings. Diabetes presents a significant health and economic burden across Europe, affecting 58 million people and costing 145 billion euros per annum. There is an urgent need to identify ways in which implementation of evidence can be improved.
In June 2017, IDF held the second consultation with the Blue Circle Voices network. This consultation was focused on Barriers to Access to Diabetes Care, Medicines and Supplies. Some 70 participants from across the world responded to the survey. The main barrier to care identified by the network is affordability of medicines and care.
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 issue identified by the BCV members was access and affordability of medicines, devices and medical care, followed by education, prevention and finally discrimination.
The IDF Annual Report 2016 provides an overview of the main activities and projects of the Federation in 2016. Highlights included World Diabetes Day, the launch of the IDF School of Diabetes and the start of the IDF Blue Circle Voices, a new global network representing people living with or affected by diabetes.