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The IDF School of Diabetes delivers high quality, evidence-based diabetes education to healthcare professionals and caregivers worldwide, providing innovative education programmes targeting those who are engaged in diabetes management and care. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is committed to facilitating opportunities for diabetes education, to:
|Enhance the development of a global health workforce prepared to meet the needs of people with diabetes.||Meet the global demand for eﬀective diabetes detection, prevention, quality care, and treatment strategies.||Create a dynamic community of diabetes professionals interested in improving their clinical practice and learning from other professionals around the globe.|
IDF has always placed particular emphasis on developing accessible, evidence-based educational resources for healthcare professionals, people living with diabetes and caregivers. In 2016, under the Presidency of the late Dr Shaukat Sadikot, the IDF School of Diabetes was developed with the clear objective of enabling professionals from across the world to enhance their skills and provide better diabetes care.
IDF School of Diabetes’ unique structure, with a mix of free and paid access courses, means there are no barriers to participation, bringing training across all regions, and more importantly, making high standard, evidence-based education accessible in low and middle-income countries and remote and rural areas.
The IDF School of Diabetes is committed to supporting national efforts to build healthcare workforce capacity by collaborating with national health authorities in the development of courses for healthcare professionals. In 2019, the first collaboration took place in Kenya and involved 2000 medical and clinical officers.
Online professional learning has shown a significant growth over the past years with more individuals having access to internet, opening the door to online education. Health professionals across the world are putting their trust in the IDF School of Diabetes as a means to enhance their knowledge and skills to provide better diabetes care for people living with the condition and those at risk.
With the number of users doubling each year, the IDF School of Diabetes has become a credible and authoritative diabetes educational source for health professionals worldwide.
North America and Caribbean
South and Central America
Middle East and North Africa
Dr. Shaukat Sadikot dedicated his life to serving the needs of health professionals and people with diabetes in underserved communities.
As a renowned global expert in endocrinology for over 30 years, Dr. Sadikot was closely associated with the activities of IDF for many years and was elected to the role of President-Elect in 2013. He subsequently served as President of the Federation for the period 2016-2017.
A true icon of the diabetes world, he encouraged and fostered local and national initiatives to improve diabetes education. Dr. Sadikot was actively involved with the cause of diabetes and associated metabolic disorders in India, regionally and internationally for over 30 years. He worked as a Consultant in Endocrinology at the Jaslok Hospital and Research Center, Mumbai and served as President of Diabetes India for many years. Dr. Sadikot was instrumental in conducting the first nationwide survey on the prevalence of diabetes in India.
During his tenure as IDF President, Dr. Sadikot oversaw the launch of the IDF School of Diabetes, the Federation's flagship programme in support of online health professional education.