Submitted by mariehelene.cha... on Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:38
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.
Submitted by email@example.com on Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:14
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.
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 AreIn, a report launched today.
The European Health Community wholeheartedly welcomes the announcement of the reversal of the decision by President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker to move the competence for pharmaceutical and medical devices to the enterprise directorate.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:53
On Saturday October 18 an enthusiastic audience gathered at St Bede’s Church in Drummoyne, New South Wales, Australia to listen to a concert of Latin American music. The music was provided by Dr Paul Benitez, Paediatric Endocrinologist at the Children’s Hospital, Westmead to raise welcome funds for the IDF Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme. Over AU$1,400 was raised.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:19
In October 2013, the IDF Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme began work with the KLES Dr Prabhakar Kore Hospital & Medical Research Centre in the Indian city of Belgaum, Karnataka, and is currently providing support to around 140 children and youth between the ages of two and 25.
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.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 13:30
In 2012, the DREAM Trust, based in Nagpur, India, successfully launched a small business start-up programme for people with type 1 diabetes. The positive impact, and a second grant from the IDF's Life for a Child Programme, encouraged the Trust to repeat the initiative, this time with a larger scope.