The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an umbrella organization of over 230 national diabetes associations in 170 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.
Its mission: to tackle diabetes from the local to the global level ― from programs at community level to worldwide awareness and advocacy initiatives.
Led by the International Diabetes Federation, the Unite for Diabetes campaign secured a United Nations Resolution on diabetes in December 2006. The Federation continues to lead the global effort to implement Resolution 61/225 under the Unite for Diabetes banner. The Resolution encourages UN Member States to develop national policies for the prevention, treatment and care of diabetes in line with the sustainable development of their health-care systems, taking into account the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals.
- Support the provision of the best possible health care, given local circumstances, to all children and youth (under 26 years of age) with diabetes in less-resourced countries, through the strengthening of existing diabetes services.
- Conduct international advocacy and clinical research, and where possible help both young adults and also recipient countries with achieving sustainability.
To read their latest update: Update: Highlights from Bolivia, Tanzania, Vietnam and Jamaica
Insulin For Life USA (http://ifl-usa.org), based in Florida, collects in-date & unneeded insulin, test strips, as well as other diabetes supplies, and ship them to developing countries. They are then distributed, free of charge, to children and adults with diabetes who otherwise would go without these life saving medications.
2016 Insulin Goal: 60,000 mL
- Collected 47,826 in 2015
- To date: 46,039 mL
2016 Test Strip Goal: 118,000
- Collected 98,615 in 2015
- To date: 113,402 Test Strips