International Diabetes Federation

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International Diabetes Federation
Founded atAmsterdam, The Netherlands
HeadquartersAvenue Herrmann-Debroux 54 B-1160 Brussels, Belgium
240 national diabetes associations in 161 countries and territories
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The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an umbrella organisation of over 240 national diabetes associations in more than 161 countries and territories. It is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.[1]


As of 2017, about 8.8% of the world population had diabetes[2]

IDF is divided into seven regions,[3] with the aim of strengthening the work of national diabetes associations and enhancing the collaboration between them.

IDF's national diabetes associations are divided into the following regions: Africa (AFR), Europe (EUR), Middle East and North Africa (MENA), North America and Caribbean (NAC), South and Central America (SACA), South East Asia (SEA) and Western Pacific (WP).[citation needed]

IDF is associated with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations and is in official relations with the World Health Organization.[4]


  1. "International Diabetes Federation – The Global Voice for Diabetes". 2011-11-08. Archived from the original on 2023-10-01. Retrieved 2024-01-18. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. Standl, Eberhard; Khunti, Kamlesh; Hansen, Tina Birgitte; Schnell, Oliver (December 2019). "The global epidemics of diabetes in the 21st century: Current situation and perspectives". European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. 26 (2_suppl): 7–14. doi:10.1177/2047487319881021. ISSN 2047-4881. Archived from the original on 2024-02-08. Retrieved 2024-05-18.
  3. "Regions and members". Archived from the original on 2 March 2017. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  4. "Who we are". Archived from the original on 2022-10-09. Retrieved 2022-10-09.

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