Nearly 50% of the 425 million people currently living with diabetes are women. The drivers of diabetes are many in women. Poverty, care giving, literacy, mental stress, pregnancy, menopause, gender bias all play a part. In this discussion lead by Dr. Usha Sriram we will discuss if living with diabetes is different for women compared to men. What are the drivers of diabetes in girls and women and how should we address this epidemic?

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IDF School of Diabetes Free Online Short Courses

The following free online short courses are available for all health professionals involved in diabetes management and care.


Tailor-made certified online courses are also available for Primary Care Physicians, Specialists and Diabetes Educators. Learn more.

IDF Centres: Applications open
Since December 2017, IDF has recognized 61 centres as either IDF Centres of Education or IDF Centres of Excellence in Diabetes Care. To know more about the application process and eligibility criteria, please follow the links: IDF Centres of Education | IDF Centres of Excellence in Diabetes Care.

IDF Diabetes Complications and Foot Congress 2018 - Hyderabad, India, October 24-27 2018

IDF has launched a new series of live educational events to tackle the issues around diabetes complications. These biennial events will cover diabetes complications and highlight one specific complication at each event. The first in this series will focus on the diabetic foot. Find out more here.

Online registration opens on 1 February 2018.

Taking Diabetes to Heart

Please help IDF deliver the largest patient survey ever conducted in the area of diabetes-related CVD by promoting Taking Diabetes to Heart through your networks. The results of the survey will help generate global evidence and drive positive change for people living with diabetes. The Taking Diabetes to Heart survey is currently available in 22 languages and data collection is open until 31 March 2018.

The interim results of Taking Diabetes to Heart were presented at the IDF Congress 2017 and can be viewed here.

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Latest Library Resources


Integrating Diabetes Evidence into Practice

Jan 2018

A publication of the IDF Europe Region, Integrating diabetes evidence into practice: challenges and opportunities to bridge the gaps, identifies the local and European-wide challenges of implementing diabetes evidence into practice and makes recommendations based on the findings.



IDF Diabetes Atlas 8th Edition

Nov 2017

The IDF Diabetes Atlas is the authoritative resource on the global burden of diabetes. First published in 2000, it is produced by IDF biennially in collaboration with experts from around the world and contains data on diabetes cases, prevalence, mortality and expenditure on the global, regional and national level.



Diabetes Voice - December 2017

Dec 2017

The December issue of Diabetes Voice builds up to the IDF Congress 2017, taking place in Abu Dhabi from 4 to 8 December, with an editorial from outgoing IDF President Dr Shaukat Sadikot and two articles presenting streams of the Scientific Programme.


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Upcoming Diabetes Events


Fifth International Conference of Endocrinology and Diabetes (ICED)

Date of event: Feb 20 - 22, 2018

Organiser: Saudi Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (SSEM)

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia