First D-NET Newsletter 2020

 On behalf of the International Diabetes Federation's Executive Office and the D-NET Platform Team, I would like to wish you a Happy New Year.

We are confident that 2020 will bring innovation, new D-NET discussions, events, contents and engagement opportunities to all of you.

 If you are interested in publishing an event or launching a discussion on D-NET, do not hesitate to contact us at:

IDF Diabetes Complication Congress 2020


Check out the new dates of the IDF Diabetes Complication Congress in Lisbon now from 3 – 5 December 2020

  • 30 June 2020: Early registration rate deadline
  • 1 June-31st of July 2020: Abstract submission
  • October 2020: scientific programme available online

 For more regular updates: our website

See you in Lisbon!

IDF School of Diabetes: new free short course on DME online

Short course on the management of Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)

 Earn one CME (Continuing Medical Education) credit as you learn:

  • How to classify diabetic macular edema (DME)
  • To advise on screening and making referrals for DME
  • To advise on the systemic management of DME



Diabetic Eye Screening Programme Questionnaire

Dear Members,

If you are a provider of diabetes programs, we would greatly appreciate your assistance in completing a relatively short survey (10 minutes), Diabetic Eye Screening Programme Questionnaire, in English.

The aim of this survey is to determine which low and middle income countries have, or are developing national diabetic eye screening programmes so that key stakeholders can learn from them. Representatives from countries at all economic levels are encouraged to participate in the survey, to contribute to an accurate global picture.

The International Diabetes Federation will collect the information you provide via ‘Typeform,’ which is a robust online survey tool. Queens University – Belfast will tabulate the information and use it for publication.

 If this questionnaire is not within your area of expertise, please forward it to an appropriate person for completion.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Duke, Education Project Coordinator at IDF, at

We look forward to connecting with you on D-NET!

If you would like to suggest a topic or become a D-NET discussion leader in 2020, do not hesitate to contact us at!


D-NET Survey

Thank you to all those who completed the survey so far! The results will be a precious help for the D-NET future strategy.

You can still contribute by 31.01.2020



IDF Centres of Education & Excellence

Call for Applications 2020-2021

Deadline: 31 January 2020

For more: IDF Centres of Education and Excellence

KiDS: diabetes education to school

Have you implemented the IDF “Kids and Diabetes in School” (KiDS) project in your school or community?

SHARE with us the photos, testimonials or videos of your success story at!


 For more: KiDS Project 

Have you recently published a diabetes-related article or resource? Upload it to the D-NET Library!
Are you attending or organizing a diabetes-related event? Upload the details to the D-NET Calendar!
Do you have a question or issue related to diabetes care? Consult the D-NET community through Ask D-NET!
Questions or feedback on D-NET? Contact us through the contact form!



IDF Diabetes Atlas 2019, 9th edition

Nov 2019

IDF is the global reference for accurate, up-to-date estimates of the prevalence of diabetes and its burden on individuals and health economies. First published in 2000, it is produced by IDF biennially in collaboration with experts from around the world.