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The IDF e-library showcases the variety of resources that IDF has available for health professionals, researchers, policy makers, advocates and people living with or affected by diabetes. All publications are available for download and a selection of resources can be purchased.

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Latest resources

  • Integrating Diabetes Evidence into Practice

    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.

  • IDF diabetes advocacy toolkit on occasion of the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs of 2018

    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.

  • Highlights of the second BCV consultation

    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. 

  • October 2017 - Women and diabetes

    In our October issue, we focus on the World Diabetes Day 2017 campaign which is “Women and Diabetes: our right to a healthy future.” In her special guest editorial, Dr Sania Nishstar, one of three candidates nominated for the post of Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), writes:

    Approximately 199 million women live with diabetes which is projected to rise to 313 million by 2040.1 I fear this may just be the tip of the iceberg. Girls and women with diabetes experience a range of challenges. Power dynamics, gender roles and socioeconomic inequalities influence vulnerability to diabetes, such as by exposing women to poor diet and nutrition and physical inactivity disproportionately. These factors also affect women’s access to health services and health seeking behaviour, and amplify the impact of diabetes on women, particularly in developing countries.

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