About the Award
Over the past century, research and innovation have significantly improved care for many people living with diabetes. Over the same period, a global network of local, national, and transnational diabetes associations evolved to advocate for improved diabetes care, tackle stigma and prejudice, advance service delivery, and provide education and support to people living with diabetes.
In 2022, IDF created a Centenary of Insulin Award to recognise an organisation for outstanding efforts to improve the lives of people living with diabetes. Applicants were either an IDF member association or nominated by an IDF member association. A panel of independent experts selected the winning nominee, who received a 25,000 euro grant at the IDF World Diabetes Congress 2022 in Lisbon.
The IDF Centenary of Insulin Award was made possible thanks to the generous support of Lilly Diabetes.
On 7 December 2022, the IDF Centenary of Insulin Award was presented to The Haitian Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Foundation (FHADIMAC) during an award ceremony held at the IDF World Diabetes Congress 2022 in Lisbon. The award recognises FHADIMAC’s outreach programme to support people living with diabetes affected by the earthquake that struck the south of the island in 2021.
Fifty-two entries from the seven IDF regions were received, with twenty entries shortlisted. The shortlisted candidates were invited to present their initiatives at the IDF World Diabetes Congress 2022.
The wide-ranging initiatives covered the often-challenging actions undertaken worldwide to improve the lives of people living with diabetes. Twenty outstanding candidates were shortlisted:
|Association for the Care of Diabetes in Argentina CUI.D.AR||Transforming schools and policies through diabetes education|
|Association of Endocrinologists and Diabetologists of Sfax||Artistic expressions of young diabetics throughout the centenary of insulin: creation and therapy|
|Chinese Diabetes Society (CDS)||Improve capacities and capabilities of diabetes care in primary healthcare in China|
|Diabetes Association of Nigeria||Advocacy on the Amendment of Section 21 of the Customs, Excise Tariff (consolidation) Act|
|Diabetes Association of Sri Lanka||Unsung heroes of #SaveALifeCovid-19|
|Diabetes Association of Thailand||Nationwide diabetes self-management program and network system (dsmp-ns) to leverage standard of care for type 1 diabetes in Thailand|
|Diabetes Australia||#CGMForAllAustralians with type 1 diabetes|
|Diabetic Association of Bangladesh||Prevention of diabetes through religious leaders|
|DiaLeb – National Diabetes Organization||Insulin is life|
|Direct Relief||Increasing access to diabetes care in war-torn Ukraine|
|French Federation of Diabetics||Slow diabetes – my daily programme|
|Gabric Diabetes Education Association||Innovative advocacy strategy for the reform of legislation on diabetes care insurance coverage, covering monitoring and education in Iran|
|Jordanian Society for the Care of Diabetes||Improving diabetes awareness and translating it into policy making|
|Mexican Federation of Diabetes, A.C.||Diabetes educator training diploma|
|Mexican Nutrition and Endocrinology Society||National type 1 diabetes registry in Mexico|
|Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI)||Defeat diabetes campaign: A nationwide campaign to reach 100 million people in 100 days to create awareness of diabetes|
|Rwanda Diabetes Association(RDA)||Sustainable care for youth living with type 1 diabetes in Rwanda|
|The Haitian Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Foundation (FHADIMAC)||FHADIMAC outreach programme|
|Ukrainian Diabetes Federation||Emergency response to war crisis for affected people with diabetes in Ukraine|
|Youth Diabetes Action||Hong Kong childhood diabetes registry|
Representatives of the shortlisted entries were invited to share their initiatives with peers at the IDF World Diabetes Congress 2022.