July 9, 2024

Breakthrough T1D is deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Professor Akhtar Hussain, the esteemed president of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). We extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.

Professor Hussain was a visionary leader and a dedicated advocate for diabetes research and education. As president, he continued to strengthen the alliance between Breakthrough T1D and IDF, partnering on the T1D Index and our mutual mission to improve lives and ensure access to T1D care globally. His tireless work spanned over three decades and touched countless lives through his commitment to diabetes care and prevention worldwide. His legacy will continue to inspire all who work for a better future for people with diabetes.

Read more about Professor Hussain and his career and contributions to the diabetes community from IDF.