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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.

2014 IDF Europe Prizes in Diabetes: And the winners are...

The Polish Diabetes Association and Dr Joana Gaspar from Portugal were presented with the 2014 IDF Europe Prize in Diabetes at an award ceremony at the European Parliament in Brussels today.

New European Commision: Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices policies remain in the health portfolio

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.

Church concert raises funds for Life for a Child

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.

LFAC site visit to supported centre in India

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.

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.

LFAC-supported business-start up programme in India expanded

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.

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