India Diabetes Research Foundation (IDRF) is a pioneer research institution established by Prof. A. Ramachandran in 2007 and is involved in multifarious research activities in diabetes health care and in diabetes education, imparting knowledge to students and the general public. The research publications of the IDRF and its impacts have been acknowledged internationally and have put India in the world map of diabetes research especially in the field of epidemiology (population studies) and primary prevention of diabetes.