The growing burden of diabetes and its consequence for women

FIGO-IDF Joint Statement and Declaration on Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy

The growing burden of diabetes and its consequence for women

On 6 December 2017, FIGO agreed and signed an important joint statement with the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) at its biennial international Congress, which this year was held in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The statement shows a joint commitment between the two organisations to work towards addressing diabetes in women, especially hyperglycemia in pregnancy. This follows shortly after ‘Women and diabetes - Our right to a healthy future’ was chosen as the theme for World Diabetes Day 2017 by IDF. The statement was agreed and signed by the Presidents from both organisations - Professor CN Purandare (FIGO) and Dr Shaukat Sadikot (IDF), at the joint IDF-FIGO session at the Congress. The statement will appear as an article in the joint IDF-FIGO Special Issue of Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, which will be launched in 2018.

Please click here to view the statement.