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Diabetes

14 April 2011

Charter promotes rights of people with diabetes

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) today launched the first ever Charter setting out the fundamental rights of more than 300 million people living with diabetes.

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) today launched the first ever Charter setting out the fundamental rights of more than 300 million people living with diabetes.

IDF will use the Charter as a powerful campaigning tool to counteract the discrimination and stigma millions of people with diabetes still face, largely due to ignorance and misconceptions surrounding the disease.  In many parts of the world, this promotes a culture of secrecy that can create barriers to services, employment, and even marriage, and may stop people with diabetes playing an active role in society.

 

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