The Mission of the International Diabetes Federation is to promote diabetes care, prevention & a cure worldwide.

International Diabetes Federation
Executive Office

Avenue Emile De Mot 19
B-1000 Brussels

Tel: +32-2-5385511
Fax: +32-2-5385114

BRIDGES second round of funding now open

The second round of requests for proposals for BRIDGES, the International Diabetes Federation programme dedicated to funding translational research in diabetes, is now open. More information, including the template letter of intent, can be found at

Call for Nominations

The International Diabetes Federation is seeking the nomination of officers for the elections to be held at the General Council in Montreal, Canada, on 18 October 2009. Nominations can be submitted online between 19 January and 1 March 2009. More information.

International Curriculum for Diabetes Health Professional Education, 2008

The revised edition of the International Diabetes Federation's International Curriculum for Diabetes Health Professional Education is now available. The new edition includes the latest evidence-based references, several new modules, and information reflecting new and innovative approaches to diabetes management and education. View and download.

Millions mark World Diabetes Day

New Chief Executive Officer joins IDF

World Diabetes Congress

20th World Diabetes Congress

The 20th World Diabetes Congress will take place on 18-22 October 2009 in Montreal, Canada. Registration is now open. Find out more at

IDF Centres of Education and Recognition Programme

The International Diabetes Federation is calling for applications from institutions and member organizations that have a recognized reputation in health professional education to form part of an international collaborative voluntary network to initiate, facilitate, conduct and coordinate high-quality education for healthcare professionals in diabetes and other related chronic diseases. The application submission process for the first round will remain open until Thursday, January 15 2009. It will open again on July 1 2009. More information.

IDF Consensus statement on type 2 diabetes and sleep apnoea

The IDF Task Force on Epidemiology and Prevention is presenting a new consensus statement on type 2 diabetes and sleep apnoea and calls on healthcare providers to address the likely relationship between the two conditions. More information

IDF announces recipients of BRIDGES grants


The International Diabetes Federation has announced the recipients of the first round of grants from its BRIDGES programme, aimed at funding translational research projects in diabetes prevention and treatment. Visit

Press release: IDF grant supports lifestyle intervention study to prevent type 2 diabetes in India

Press release: IDF grant supports Jordanian diabetes micro-clinic program

IDF guideline for the management of postmeal glucose

IDF has produced an evidence-based global guideline for diabetes care which includes the management of postmeal glucose. Available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Portuguese. More information.

Diabetes education modules

Diabetes Education Modules

The IDF Consultative Section on Diabetes Education (DECS) developed a modular CD-ROM and paper-based resource containing more than 800 slides with detailed speaker notes. The modules include sections on the pathophysiology and classification of diabetes, psychological issues and behavioural change; nutritional issues, physical activity and self-management. The activity slides facilitate group work on a variety of diabetes therapies, and short- and long-term complications. The modules also contain questions and answers that can be used to gauge participant’s knowledge during presentations.

Diabetes education modules | Módulos de educación diabética

Diabetes Atlas Third Edition

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A unique resource on diabetes for a wide range of audiences including decision-makers, public health authorities, health organizations, healthcare professionals, the pharmaceutical industry, and media. Now in its second print run. Order now!