The European chapter of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF Europe) is organising a series of awareness raising activities on the occasion of World Diabetes Day 2018, which is the 14th November. Throughout the days 12, 13 and 14 November, IDF Europe will be at the European Parliament in Strasbourg addressing decision makers, members and staff on diabetes currents challenges and opportunities. Throughout the week, IDF Europe team will be present at the exhibition area (Flower carpet) with blood glucose testing offered to Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and staff. We also propose a 'vitality dish' to have for lunch those days in the European Parliament restaurant. The main course of the week will be the lunch debate taking place on the 13th November, high-level debate between MEPs, the Commission and social and health experts on the importance of family, school, friends etc. on managing diabetes at different stages of life.