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It gives me great pleasure to invite you to the IDF Virtual Congress 2021. This is the second in the series of IDF educational events focused on tackling the issues around complications associated with diabetes.

Our Congress will feature the latest research on diabetes complications in three separate streams (Cardiovascular and Hypertension, Eye and Kidney, Foot and Neuropathy) and a new stream dedicated to COVID-19 and diabetes. The opening day will feature sessions dedicated to the centenary of insulin and the launch of the IDF Diabetes Atlas 10th Edition 2021.

The increase in rates of diabetes across the globe brings with it an increase in diabetes complications. Poor diabetes management, whether through lack of education, limited access to care or undiagnosed conditions, means diabetes complications are a real problem in most countries.

The IDF Virtual Congress 2021 will provide an update on the latest research, treatments and tools to manage, treat and prevent diabetes complications. The ultimate goal is to improve outcomes and quality of life for people with diabetes.

Our Congress is organised in collaboration with the Portuguese Diabetes Association (APDP). My colleagues and I look forward to meeting you virtually in December.

Professor Andrew Boulton
President, International Diabetes Federation

Prof. Andrew Boulton
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