Diabetes Programme

Diabetes Action Online

Working to ensure quality care for persons with diabetes

Recognising the increasing burden of diabetes on the health sector, Diabetes Action Online is dedicated to improving the quality of diabetes care. Developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), it speaks to decision makers at all levels of the health care system walking them through the improvement process with supporting documents, tools and expert guidance.


Diabetes Action Online is one of the five goals of the Diabetes Action Now programme, a joint programme of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). By stimulating and supporting the adoption of effective measures for the surveillance, prevention and control of diabetes, it aims to substantially increase the global awareness about diabetes and its complications.

Our advisory board and network of experts

The quality and comprehensiveness of the content of this web site is the responsibility of our 12 member Advisory Board. These individuals were invited by the World Health Organization to guide the development and maintenance of this specialist resource on diabetes care. They represent diverse expertise and professional affiliations in the area public health from across the globe. Their time and contributions are entirely voluntary.

Contact us

Ms Laura Sminkey
Communications Officer
E-mail: sminkeyl@who.int
Tel.: +41 22 791 4547
Mob.: +41 79 249 3520