The Latest News from IDF

LFAC General Manager conducts African site visits

Site visits are critical for the expansion of the IDF Life for a Child Programme (LFAC). They provide an opportunity for LFAC to check and review progress, teaching and mentoring, and for recipient centres to express needs. Each visit leads to improvements in care.

LFAC Education Manager visits diabetes camp in Jamaica

In July, Angie Middlehurst, Education Manager for the IDF Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme, spent a week in Jamaica, primarily to visit a diabetes camp conducted by the Kingston Social Development Commission in conjunction with the Diabetes Association of Jamaica (DAJ).

Women with GDM in India share their experience

Schools in Brazil launch KiDS project

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the Juvenile Diabetes Association of Brazil (ADJ) and Sanofi Diabetes announce today their first joint initiative in public health in Brazil. The KiDS (Kids and Diabetes in Schools) project will run in 15 public and private schools (13 in São Paulo and 2 in Ceará).

Reghunadh Raghavan Nair

It is with much sadness and regret that the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has received the news of the passing of Reghunadh Raghavan Nair, an IDF Young Leader in Diabetes from India.

Reghunadh joined the IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes Programme in Melbourne in 2013. Reghunadh was a real inspiration for many Young Leaders. He had a true passion to help people with diabetes and was about to conduct research to test children for diabetes in schools in India.

LFAC education resources now available in Marathi

Diabetes is a great challenge in the developing world. Many children and adolescents with diabetes die quickly or are chronically unwell due to lack of availability of quality care. Education of children and their families is essential so they can understand what diabetes is and live a healthy and full life. Likewise, health professionals need resources and training to provide quality care.

WDD Treasure Hunt launched

As World Diabetes Day (WDD) is approaching  fast, we have decided to give away 3 WDD packs every week until 14 November. You need to look for the ‘flashing’ smiley blue circle on our website. The first 3 people who find it will win a WDD pack. A tip will be shared on our Facebook page, so make sure to like our page to be one of our winners!

LFAC Annual Report showcases growth of Programme in 2013

Building on the milestone year of 2012, the IDF Life for a Child Programme (LFAC) stepped up its efforts in 2013 to address the multiple needs of children with type 1 diabetes in developing countries. By increasing the strength and number of connections in the diabetes community, LFAC was able to further improve outcomes for children and youth cared for in the 64 centres in 43 countries that it supported during the year.

Team Diabeetle takes on Monghol Rally and raises money for Life for a Child

The Monghol Rally is described as the world's only 100% charitable car rally and also as one of the most dangerous. Starting in London, England, contestants cover approximately 10,000 kms, making their way to Ulan Batur, Mongolia. Once past the finish line, all entry vehicles are then used in Mongolia for charity services or sold commercially.

Schools in India lead the fight against diabetes

A number of schools in Delhi will be amongst the first in India to receive information and valuable training on how to educate teachers, students and parents on diabetes (type 1 and type 2) in school.

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