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Diabetes Is the Price Vietnam Pays for Progress

Phu Thi Hong Thuy, a 48-year-old diabetic, had to have her leg amputated after she cut herself on a closet at home. “Sometimes I feel my leg itching — but when I look, it’s not there,” she said.

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International Diabetes Federation: “600 000 more people may have diabetes in Azerbaijan”

Baku. Kamala Guliyeva – APA. “Currently, there are more than 170,000 people with diabetes in Azerbaijan.

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News source: APA


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BestCities recognizes International Diabetes Federation with Client Award

FRANKFURT, Germany - BestCities Global Alliance is delighted to announce that the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has been named recipient of the inaugural BestCities Client Recognition Award.

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News source: eTN


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Some statins 'raise diabetes risk'

Some drugs taken to protect the heart may increase the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, according to researchers in Canada.

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News source: BBC News


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Diabetes in India rising, with women at a particular disadvantage

Indian women with diabetes still play 'caretaker role' in the family and prioritise the health of others above their own

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News source: The Guardian


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New education tool helps patients better manage their diabetes during Ramadan

International Diabetes Federation (IDF) MENA Region, The Gulf Group for the Study of Diabetes (GGSD) and Lilly joined hands to launch a new, interactive education tool in the Gulf Region aiming to help patients achieve a safer Ramadan experience by encouraging conversation about the disease, its risks, the importance of creating a diabetes and Ramadan management plan, and what to do should complications arise.

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News source: AME Info


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WHO Director-General addresses the Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly

Address to the Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland

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News source: World Health Organization (WHO)


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WHO data shows narrowing health gap

The World Health Organization's annual statistics show progress is being made around the world in cutting child mortality - but it will miss its target of a two-thirds reduction by 2015.

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News source: BBC News


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Diabetes warning over soft drinks

Drinking one or more cans of sugary soft drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of diabetes in later life, a study suggests.

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News source: BBC News


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Focus on prevention to combat diabetes

KOCHI: "With 62 million Indians having type-2 diabetes and 77 million with pre-diabetes, the focus should be on preventive measures as well as effective care for diabetics.

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