Use this toolkit to help you plan your own local campaigns, organize events, share resources, engage the media or activate your social media supporters in the lead up to World Diabetes Day - 14 November.
How to use this document
Scroll down the page to view each section of the toolkit.
Once at the desired section, you will be able to access all necessary information, click on links for further insight, download assets or get in touch with the IDF team.
Each individual section can also be shared by copying the anchor link to left of the section title.
Key messages for people at risk
- Almost half of all people with diabetes are currently undiagnosed.
- The symptoms of type 2 diabetes can be mild or absent. People affected can live several years with the condition before being diagnosed.
- Many people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes when one or more complications are already present.
- Knowing your risk and the right response can help delay or prevent type 2 diabetes and its complications.
The IDF Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool can provide support and guidance.
Key messages for people living with diabetes
- Without ongoing treatment and regular self-management, diabetes can lead to serious and potentially life-threatening complications.
- Diabetes-related complications can be delayed or prevented with regular access to medicines, monitoring tools and supplies, education and psychological support.
The free courses available on the IDF School of Diabetes Understanding Diabetes platform can provide support and guidance.
Key messages for healthcare professionals and policymakers
- Diabetes costs lives. In 2021, approximately 6.7 million adults between the age of 20–79 are estimated to have died as a result of diabetes or its complications.
- In 2021, 966 billion USD was spent on healthcare for diabetes and its related complications.
- Early detection and treatment can help delay or prevent serious, potentially life-threatening complications.
- Evidence suggests that screening for diabetes-related complications is cost-effective, with screening strategies reducing the incidence of developing complications, such as cardiovascular disease.
- Achieving Universal Health Coverage is key to delaying or preventing diabetes-related complications and ensuring the sustainability of healthcare systems.
The IDF School of Diabetes offers a selection of free and premium online education courses to help healthcare professionals keep up-to-date with various aspects of diabetes management and treatment.