The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an umbrella organization of over 200 national diabetes associations in over 160 countries. It represents the interests of the growing number of people with diabetes and those at risk. The Federation has been leading the global diabetes community since 1950.
IDF’s mission is to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide.
Founded in 1984, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) – Prince of Wales Hospital (PWH) Diabetes and Endocrine Centre is supported by employees of the CUHK and the Hospital Authority, the latter being the governing body of all public hospitals and clinics in Hong Kong. The centre provides diabetes and endocrine services, conducts clinical and basic science research, and organizes training to healthcare professional.
The CUHK-PWH Diabetes and Endocrine Centre is made up of 6 units affiliated to CUHK and PWH with complementary function :
- PWH Diabetes and Endocrine Centre
- CUHK Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity
- CUHK Yao Chung Kit Diabetes Assessment Centre
- Asia Diabetes Foundation
- CUHK Diabetes Clinical Research Centre
- CUHK Diabetes Research Laboratory, Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Science
Our objective is to improve chronic care and to translate research evidence to clinical practice with the goal to mobilize health care resources, disseminate clinical information and provide decision support to ultimately create a practicing environment conducive to holistic and preventive medicine.
In December 2011, the CUHK-PWH Diabetes and Endocrine Centre was designated as International Diabetes Federation Centre of Education.