The Latest News from IDF

Retinopathy survey now open

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the International Federation on Ageing (IFA), and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), working in collaboration with The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), have launched a new project, the first kind in the world, to gather information on diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema across 42 countries.

Susana Feria Etcheverry De Campanella (1940-2014)

It is with deep sadness and regret that the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) recently learnt of the passing of Susana Feria Etcheverry De Campanella, a former Vice-President of IDF and a past Chair of the IDF South and Central American Region (SACA).

Our December News Update is here!

Find out about the IDF Europe General Assembly, the launch of the WHO Europe project on non-communicable diseases, the new EU food labelling rules and more in our latest policy and advocacy update. Enjoy the read!

IDF recognises volunteer excellence

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has launched an award programme to honour IDF’s dedicated volunteers. Awards have been selected by the Awards Nomination Committee chaired by Anne Belton and recognise IDF’s outstanding volunteers both regionally and globally.

IDF is proud to acknowledge the following volunteers and thanks them for their tireless efforts to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide:

New countries join Life for a Child Programme

As the end of 2014 nears, it is exciting to reflect that the IDF Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme has not only expanded support to six new countries but also increased the number of centres in countries already participating in the programme. Some 15,000 children and youth in 48 developing countries and the health professionals who care for them, are currently receiving a variety of resources free of charge from LFAC.

What did countries across Europe do to celebrate World Diabetes Day? Find out in our latest newsletter!

The special World Diabetes Day issue of our quarterly newsletter is here!

Find out about the activities led by diabetes associations across Europe to mark this important time of the year for the diabetes community.

IDF Partner continues its support for LFAC

Boehringer Ingelheim, a partner of the International Diabetes Federation, continued its support for the International Diabetes Federation's Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme by organising a fundraising event in the lead up to World Diabetes Day (WDD) - 14 November. This is the sixth year they have supported this programme.
 

G20 development at risk as diabetes costs soar

The G20’s national productivity and economic growth is at risk due to the increase in diabetes cases and related healthcare costs. New figures released today by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) to mark World Diabetes Day show that diabetes healthcare costs will reach US$566 billion by the end of 2014 across the G20 countries. This represents up to 15% of the total healthcare budget of high income countries.

Lack of implementation of policies leaves Europe losing the battle against diabetes

While diabetes treatment and prevention have improved over the past years, the serious lack of proper implementation and monitoring of policies means that Europe is losing the battle against this growing epidemic, according to Diabetes in Europe: Policy Puzzle - The State We Are In, a report launched today.

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