Diabetes Voice first made its appearance as a newsletter in 1954, reporting on the activities of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and relevant breakthroughs in medical science. For several decades, the printed bulletin was sent by post to healthcare professionals and researchers keen to engage and share diabetes-related information worldwide. Later, Diabetes Voice was distributed as a magazine to IDF members worldwide.
Times have moved on but, despite being over 60, Diabetes Voice hasn’t retired. It continues to be a key IDF communication channel. Over time our community has grown considerably. Today as a digital platform, Diabetes Voice, is one of many IDF initiatives in place to give people with a connection to diabetes access to important information and networks. This reflects IDF’s core mission by giving voice to people living with, at risk of or connected to diabetes who would otherwise not be heard. It is our job to hear and understand the collective voices of diabetes. Listening to what’s happening locally at grass-roots level helps IDF and its members define and advance the best possible policies for diabetes prevention and care, and helps us protect the rights of people living with diabetes.