Diabetes is one of the major health and development challenges of the 21st century. No country, rich or poor, is immune to the epidemic. It is a chronic, incurable, costly, and increasing but largely preventable non-communicable disease (NCD), which is responsible for millions of deaths annually, debilitating complications, and incalculable human misery.

As the legitimate global voice for people with diabetes, we are working to change this situation. Through coordinated advocacy at the global level and at the national level through our Members, we are working to effect change for the millions of people living with diabetes.

During the last decades, IDF has been an instrumental actor in shaping the international agenda. You can read more about IDF and diabetes in the global agenda here.

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