Welcome to the IDF Online Education Zone

463 million people globally have diabetes. If nothing is done, it is estimated that this number will rise to 700 million by 2045.                                       

1 in 5 healthcare professionals does not receive any postgraduate training in diabetes. Less than 1 in 2 people with diabetes and 1 in 4 family members of people with diabetes have access to diabetes education programmes. Education of people with diabetes is a critically important, fundamental and an integral component of diabetes care that should be available and accessible to everyone.

IDF recognises the value of providing continued professional education for health professionals and resources for people with diabetes and caregiver in a sustainable and convenient manner. 

Building on its long track record of developing evidence-based educational resources for both people living with diabetes and health professionals, throught the D-NET platform, IDF has developed the IDF School of Diabetes to deliver high standard, evidence-based diabetes education for health professionals, people with diabetes and caregivers worldwide.

The IDF online interactive modules are aimed to ensure the best possible education in a flexible, self-paced environment that makes use of the latest learning technologies available to health professionals wherever they are in the world, so that they are equipped to provide optimal management for the people living with diabetes.

There are currently six IDF courses, available in several languages.


The IDF School of Diabetes features three, multi-module, tailor-made certified courses against the payment of a fee:


In addition, the IDF School of Diabetes comprises three, one-module and free-of-charge short courses:

Enrol and earn 1 European CME and one IDF Certificate for each of the short courses.

For additional information and contact details, please visit the IDF School of Diabetes, at the following link: https://www.idfdiabeteschool.org/ 



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