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IDF Europe is an inclusive and multicultural umbrella organization of 73 national diabetes associations in 46 countries across the European region, representing people living with diabetes and healthcare professionals. Through our activities we aim to influence policy, increase public awareness and encourage health improvement, as well as promote the exchange of best practice and high-quality information about diabetes throughout the European region.

IDF Europe receives funding from a number of different sources and projectsThe Guiding Principles for IDF Europe Partnership can be found here

For our registered status as a non-profit organisation, please read our Articles of Association.

Last update: 27/01/2023

Prof. Tadej Battelino, IDF Europe Regional Chair-Elect

Tadej Battelino IDF Europe Regional Chair ElectProfessor Tadej Battelino is Head of the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology at UMC Ljubljana. He has been an active clinician and researcher in the field of diabetes for over 30 years and was awarded the Slovene national award for research in 2014, Gold medal for research at the University of Ljubljana in 2017, and the ISPAD Achievement Award in 2020. Professor Tadej Battelino was also editor for the European Journal of Endocrinology from 2009 to 2015. He is a member of numerous professional associations such as the American Diabetes Association (ADA), Europena Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) and the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) and has been elected Honorary member of the Italian Society for Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology (SIEDP) and the Hellenic Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology (EEPEE). Additionally, he has authored and co-authored numerous scientific papers concerned with diabetes healthcare.

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