World Guide to IDF Bridges 2012
The latest figures for the prevalence of type 2 diabetes appear to confirm the distressing news: our prevention efforts are not working well enough. Millions of people worldwide are losing the battle against diabetes and its disabling, life-threatening complications.
We know from the evidence that people who are at high risk for diabetes can delay or avoid developing the disease by losing weight through regular physical activity and a healthy diet. A major stumbling block has been the inadequate uptake around the world of therapies that are proven to delay or prevent the onset of diabetes or its complications. We need urgently to close the gap between knowledge acquired through research and the reality of clinical and community practice. That is why the IDF is working to translate evidence on effective initiatives to translate evidence on effective initiatives into affordable, feasible programmes to control diabetes worldwide.
BRIDGES is a global programme with projects in 34 countries, from Belfast to Bamako, Melbourne to Amman.
The World Guide to IDF BRIDGES 2012 provides the very latest information on the projects and their achievements to date. Each report is presented alongside epidemiological data and key facts for each country so that you can keep an eye on BRIDGES worldwide and the countries we serve.
- Download the World Guide to IDF BRIDGES 2012 (pdf, 2MB)
IDF BRIDGES Report 2011
The IDF BRIDGES programme has published an extensive report that provides an overview of its activities since 2007, with a focus on the 29 projects that were selected during the first three rounds of BRIDGES funding and the D-START twinning prevention programme.
Accompanying the reports, interviews with the key researchers involved in each of the translational research projects describe the workings of the studies, the many partnerships and supportive links established, and the challenges and potential solutions concerning emerging prevention and treatment strategies.
The achieviements to date and ongoing work described in the publication are living proof of IDF's commitment to protect people with diabetes and those at risk in all regions of the world.
- Download the IDF BRIDGES Activity Report 2011 (pdf, 10MB)
BRIDGES is an International Diabetes Federation programme, supported by an educational grant from Lilly Diabetes.