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  1. And the wheel keeps turning

    Back in 2009, I was standing in the foyer on the first floor of the conference centre in Montreal – those of you lucky enough to have attended that meeting may remember the entrance on the ground floor at the corner and the wall of coloured glass panels t ...

    aabolina - 12/11/2012 - 13:26 - Volume 57 | Issue 3 - Stephanie A Amiel

  2. A time to every purpose

    Just six years ago, it would have seemed too bad to be true. At the end of 2006, as I received the mandate from the global diabetes community – assembled at the IDF General Council meeting in Cape Town – to take up the role of IDF President-elect, some 24 ...

    aabolina - 12/11/2012 - 13:51 - Volume 57 | Issue 3 - Jean Claude Mbanya

  3. The meteoric rise and rise of #gbdoc- a personal experience of what social media can do for peer support

    From tiny acorns mighty acorns grow. In Paul Buchanan’s case, that tiny acorn was the idea to create an online ‘agora’ for people with diabetes – a meeting place where ideas and experiences could be exchanged freely and responsibly, and a focal point for ...

    aabolina - 01/10/2013 - 09:45 - Volume 57 | Issue 3 - Paul Buchanan

  4. Access to good care- just one of many, many challenges

    In this section, we focus on the International Diabetes Federation Young Leaders project. Here, we profile Sana Ajmal, the group’s Vice-President, and a busy mother of two living in Karachi, Pakistan. Her day-to-day is an ongoing feat of multi-tasking: th ...

    aabolina - 06/12/2013 - 13:10 - Volume 57 | Issue 3 - Sana Ajmal

  5. Diabetes advocacy in 2012- highlights, achievements and progress

    When world leaders met at the 2011 UN High-Level Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and adopted the UN Political Declaration on NCD Prevention and Control, the global health and development landscape changed forever. Diabetes and the related NCDs ...

    aabolina - 06/12/2013 - 13:11 - Volume 57 | Issue 3 - Katie Dain

  6. The genetics behind type 2 diabetes- lessons form GWAS

    Obesity is one of the main drivers of type 2 diabetes, and the increased prevalence of obesity underpins the increase in type 2 diabetes around the world. Nevertheless, there are many overweight and obese people who do not develop diabetes, and many leane ...

    aabolina - 06/12/2013 - 13:12 - Volume 57 | Issue 3 - Timothy Frayling

  7. Lessons from the Hadza- poor diets wreck efforts to prevent obesity and diabetes

    We are all familiar with the unsettling statistics on obesity. The World Health Organization projects that within the next three years, one in three people worldwide will be overweight, and one in 10 will be obese. The global obesity pandemic brings with ...

    aabolina - 06/12/2013 - 13:13 - Volume 57 | Issue 3 - Herman Pontzer

  8. Environmental factors in metabolic diseases – the invisible threat of food contaminants

    several chemical cocktails that interact continuously with our cells and organs. Here, the authors look at ...

    aabolina - 06/12/2013 - 13:14 - Volume 57 | Issue 3 - Jérôme Ruzzin Anders Goksøyr

  9. Prescribing physical excercise- focus on a combined approach

    Factors relating to the environment and lifestyle central to the development of type 2 diabetes. In recent decades, research has focused on a variety of approaches – pharmacological, dietary and physical activity – to preventing and treating this disease, ...

    aabolina - 06/12/2013 - 13:15 - Volume 57 | Issue 3 - César Oliveira

  10. Depression and diabetes- a significant challenge with diabetes and healthcare providers

    on emotional wellbeing, in a classical vicious cycle. Here, the authors report on the relationships ...

    aabolina - 06/12/2013 - 13:15 - Volume 57 | Issue 3 - Nia Coupe Charlotte Garrett Linda Gask

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