IDF Congress 2025

Thailand has been chosen to host the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) World Diabetes Congress in 2025. The IDF World Diabetes Congress is one of the world’s largest conferences on diabetes. The event will take place in Bangkok in April, rather than the historic December time biennial date.

Diabetes Australia Before Parliament

In June, Diabetes Australia appeared before a public parliamentary committee of inquiry alongside the Australian Diabetes Society and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The Australian Parliament’s Health Committee called for the inquiry into diabetes with a closing date for submissions at the end of August. The committee is currently considering the evidence and a […]

Hearing the Patient Voice

The Diabetes Leadership Council (DLC) in the US is holding an event where people with diabetes can log-in and speak to legislators. For legislators it is a great way to find out some of the challenges people with diabetes face and for sufferers to explain what it means to have diabetes and the difficulties they […]

Diabetes and Kidney Disease Briefing

A policy brief by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) offers information on the links between diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD). It includes recommendations for effectively preventing, managing and treating diabetes and CKD. You can download and watch the webinar to use in advocacy activities.

Diabetes is Serious Campaign Launch

Chris Green (Conservative) – the MP for Bolton West and Atherton, attended the “Diabetes is Serious” campaign launch in the House of Commons, which included a report revealing how there were 7,000 excess deaths involving the condition last year. Mr Green (left) said: “I was delighted to attend a Diabetes UK Reception to raise awareness […]

Nigeria Unveils National Eye Health Plan

The Federal Government of Nigeria has unveiled a National Eye Health Strategic Development Plan including a Diabetic Retinopathy screening and management guideline together with Glaucoma Guidelines and Toolkit which are policy documents aimed at improving vision and eye health in the country. Around 24 million Nigerians are living with treatable sight loss caused by untreated […]