Know your risk,
Know your response

1 in 10 adults worldwide have diabetes. Over 90% have type 2 diabetes. Close to half are not yet diagnosed. In many cases, type 2 diabetes and its complications can be delayed or prevented by adopting and maintaining healthy habits. Knowing your risk and what to do is important to support prevention, early diagnosis and timely treatment.

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Access to diabetes care

Prevention of type 2 diabetes and diabetes-related complications is the focus of the final year of the World Diabetes Day 2021-23 theme Access to Diabetes Care. Learn more and download the first resources.

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Support our call to action to policymakers

Take part in the World Diabetes Day 2023 call to action. Send a letter to your national health minister or Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva using our online tool and ask them to dedicate more resources to help achieve the World Health Organization (WHO) diabetes coverage targets by 2030.

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Understanding diabetes

Understanding diabetes is the first step towards managing and preventing it. The IDF School of Diabetes has developed a new online education platform to help people with diabetes and those who care for them to make informed decisions about their condition.

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Organize, promote and learn more about World Diabetes Day activites in your region.

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1 in 10 adults are living with diabetes

The 10th Edition of the IDF Diabetes Atlas reveals that 537 million adults around the world are living with diabetes

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Insulin at 100

The development of therapeutic insulin in 1921 was a landmark breakthrough in the history of medicine. Check out our dedicated platform and share your diabetes story.

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Know your risk
of type 2 diabetes

The first step to preventing type 2 diabetes is knowing your risk. Find out through our interactive tool.

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