Mobilising for diabetes

One of IDF Europe's main activities is Policy and advocacy and perform both at European and at regional-national level. 

At European level, our main targets of IDF Europe are the EU Institutions (European Parliament and European Commission), the Council of Europe and the World Health Organization European Region. 

At national level, the Federation acts as a bridge for its Members by informing them on the latest policy developments Europe-wide. This way, national members can perfom their policy and advocay activities at natinal level, taking EU level ones as a reference. 

Diabetes Education and Prevention was the World Diabetes Day theme for the period 2009-2015. The campaign calls on all those responsible for diabetes care to understand diabetes and take control.

  • For people with diabetes, this is a message about empowerment through education.
  • For governments, it is a call to implement effective strategies and policies for the prevention and management of diabetes to safeguard the health of their citizens with and at risk of diabetes.
  • For healthcare professionals, it is a call to improve knowledge so that evidence-based recommendations are put into practice.
  • For the general public, it is a call to understand the serious impact of diabetes and know, where possible, how to avoid or delay diabetes and its complications.

Following these overall objectives, IDF and IDF Europe have developed campaign messages focusing on diabetes education and prevention as part of their World Diabetes Day campaigns:

If you would like to have more information on IDF Europe previous campaigning activities for World Diabetes Day, contact

IDF also supports all its member associations worldwide on World Diabetes Day. Click here to discover IDF World Diabetes Day campaign initiatives worldwide. 


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