The Latest News from IDF

Missed our symposium on patient education in a digital world? Watch the replay here!

Last 14 September, IDF Europe -in collaboration with the Diabetes Education Study Group- held a symposium looking at patient education in a digital world during the 50th EASD Annual Congress in Vienna.

The symposium explored the opportunities to improve patient care and education in an increasingly connected world, as well as discussed how to best implement digital patient education.

IDF recognised programme receives national accolade

The Public Health Foundation of India’s (PHFI), Course in Evidence Based Diabetes Management (CCEBDM) has been shortlisted for the first-ever BMJ Awards India 2014 in the category of “excellence in medical education”.

First Global NCD Alliance Forum Announced

The NCD Alliance recently announced the launch of the first Global NCD Alliance Forum, which will take place in November 2015, and will be hosted by Friends of Cancer Patients in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Public health community voices concerns over the moving of medicinal products and health technologies outside the health portfolio

IDF Europe has joined the public health community in Europe to send an open letter to Mr Juncker, President-elect of the European Commission, expressing astonishment and concern regarding his decision to move the competence for medicinal products and health technologies from the Commissioner in charge of Health to the Commissioner in charge of internal market and industry.

Young triathlete raises money for Life for a Child

It is not an easy thing for someone with type 1 diabetes to undertake a major sporting event. As their own body doesn't manufacture insulin, they rely on injected insulin and must regularly test their blood glucose, even while racing. 

World Guide to IDF BRIDGES 2014

Launched in 2007, The IDF BRIDGES (Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems) Programme funds translational research projects in primary and secondary prevention of diabetes to provide the opportunity to ‘translate’ lessons learned from clinical research to those who can benefit most: people affected by diabetes.

Oral health and diabetes: CED and IDF Europe celebrate European Oral Health Day

The Council of European Dentists (CED) and the International Diabetes Federation Europe (IDF Europe) are pleased to celebrate 12 September, the European Oral Health Day.

First Diabetes Camp in Sri Lanka

In July, the Insulin Bank of the Diabetes Association of Sri Lanka held their first camp for young people with type 1 diabetes, partly supported with funding from the IDF Life for a Child Programme. The camp involved 15 young people, seven girls and eight boys, aged 15-20 and was held at the Governors Camp, situated outside Wilpattu National Park, just outside the capital city Colombo.

Diabetes Conversations drop-in session at EASD

KiDS project launches in Canada

IDF in collaboration with the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) is launching the Kids and Diabetes in Schools (KiDS) project today in Toronto.

A launch event will be held in a local Toronto school and attended by over 50 people including the Honourable Dipika Damerla, Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.

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