The IDF Advocacy Academy trains and empowers people to become diabetes advocates who drive meaningful change for diabetes care and prevention. IDF Members, Blue Circle Voices and Young Leaders in Diabetes actively spread our messages nationally and regionally to shape policy for better health outcomes.

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Blue Circle Voices

The Blue Circle Voices (BCV) is an IDF initiative, launched in 2016, that aims to represent the interests of people living with, or affected by, diabetes, through a worldwide network of members and other stakeholders.

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Young Leaders in Diabetes

The IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes (YLD) Programme aims to empower young people living with diabetes to become advocates for themselves and others living with diabetes worldwide.

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IDF Members

IDF Members provide a large volunteer force to ensure we can achieve our strategic objectives, particularly in low- and middle-income countries where IDF has a strong presence.

Advocacy Academy Training Sessions

This Advocacy Academy capacity-building session provided communication techniques, best practices, and tips so IDF Members, Young Leaders in Diabetes and Blue Circle Voices can spread their messages efficiently and raise diabetes awareness across borders through social media channels.


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