The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an umbrella organization of over 240 national diabetes associations in 168 countries and territories. It represents the interests of the growing number of people with diabetes and those at risk. The Federation has been leading the global diabetes community since 1950. IDF’s mission is to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide. IDF is engaged in action to tackle diabetes from the local to the global level ― from programmes at community level to worldwide awareness and advocacy initiatives.
The International Diabetes Federation is divided into seven regions, with the aim of strengthening the work of national diabetes associations and enhancing the collaboration between them.
The Federation’s activities aim to influence policy, increase public awareness and encourage health improvement, promote the exchange of high-quality information about diabetes, and provide education for people with diabetes and their healthcare providers. IDF is associated with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations and is in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO).
IDF recognises the value of providing continued professional education for health professionals and resources for people with diabetes and their caregivers 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, IDF launched the IDF School of Diabetes (INCLUE LINK: https://idf.org/our-activities/education/idf-school-of-diabetes.html) to deliver high standard, evidence-based diabetes education for health professionals, people with diabetes and caregivers worldwide.
The IDF School of Diabetes currently features a series of online certified modular courses and short courses tailored to all health professionals. All courses are accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Association (EACCME).