Diabetes Programme

Diabetes action now


Publication details

Editors: WHO; IDF
Number of pages: 20
Publication date: 2004
Languages: English, French, Spanish
ISBN: 924159151X



The booklet is about Diabetes Action Now programme, a joint initiative of the World Health Organization and the International Diabetes Federation, to reduce the impact of diabetes and related chronic conditions upon the health of children and adults worldwide. Four key messages about diabetes:

  • is a life-threatening condition;
  • is a common condition and its frequency is dramatically rising all over the world;
  • a full and healthy life is possible with diabetes;
  • in many cases, diabetes can be prevented.