The Latest News from IDF

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.

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”.

DKA campaign in Ecuador gains national support

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.

LFAC workshop in Zimbabwe

Insulin, food, love and knowledge - just one of the mantras that developed from the first-ever workshop on diabetes in children in Zimbabwe.

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.

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