Diabetes among Indigenous Peoples

Date and time: 24 Aug 2023, 16:30-18:00 (CEST)
Location: Online

Indigenous Peoples account for 6.2% of the global population, with over 476 million Indigenous Peoples in 90 countries and more than 5,000 distinct groups across the globe. Colonisation has disrupted the traditional life practices of Indigenous Peoples through forced assimilation, land and resource displacement, loss of language, restricted cultural practices, and historical and intergenerational trauma. This has contributed to disparate health outcomes that continue to impact these populations across the globe.

This online event hosted by the International Diabetes Federation provides an opportunity to learn about the latest data on the impact of diabetes among Indigenous Populations and how the condition disproportionately impacts Indigenous populations worldwide.

The expert line-up of panellists included:

  • Prof Akhtar Hussain, IDF President (Bangladesh/Norway)
  • Mr Bhakta Bahadur Nepali, person living with diabetes (Nepal)
  • Ms Courtney Fischer-Claussen, MPH and Indigenous Health PhD candidate (USA) 
  • Dr Fernando Korn Malerbi, Ophthalmologist, Vitreoretinal specialist and professor, head of Ophthalmology Department, Brazilian Diabetes Society (Brazil)    
  • Mr Geoffrey Roth, Vice chair of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (USA)
  • MP Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South, House of Commons (Canada)

If you have any questions or want more information about the online event, please contact us at: [email protected]

Watch the recording below: 

IDF Diabetes Atlas Report 2022


Diabetes among indigenous peoples

This IDF Diabetes Atlas Report provides a summary of the prevalence of type 2 diabetes among indigenous peoples across all age groups.
link to https://diabetesatlas.org/atlas/indigenous-2022/ Download