About World Diabetes Day

14 November

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Understanding diabetes
537 millionpeople with diabetes

Diabetes currently affects one in ten people worldwide. Understanding the condition is the first step towards managing and preventing it. In conjunction with the World Diabetes Day 2022 focus on access to diabetes education, 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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The Understanding Diabetes platform features a selection of free interactive courses on various aspects of diabetes care and management.

The first course – An Introduction to Diabetes – explains how the condition develops in the body, describes the main types and explores the warning signs, risk factors and complications.

The second course – The basics of blood glucose control – looks at the importance of keeping blood glucose levels in the target range as much as possible to help prevent or delay long-term complications of diabetes.

Other courses will subsequently be made available.

Health professional education

The IDF School of Diabetes offers a selection of free and premium online courses to help healthcare professionals keep up-to-date with various aspects of diabetes management and treatment.

Free courses currently available include:

All courses are accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

The IDF World Diabetes Congress provides a unique forum for knowledge exchange, bringing together a global network of health professionals, advocates and people living with diabetes. The next congress will be held in Lisbon and online on 5-8 December 2022. Attractive individual and group registration rates are available, with preferential rates for healthcare professionals from low- and lower-middle-income countries. Learn more.

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