The Latest News from IDF

LFAC DKA awareness campaign launched in Ecuador

In 2012 the IDF Life for a Child Programme (LFAC) launched an ongoing campaign targeting diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a severe medical complication that occurs primarily in people with type 1 diabetes. Among the diabetes community, it had been recognised for many years that misdiagnosis occured in developing countries.

Go Blue for Breakfast

The World Diabetes Day 2014 campaign is asking everyone to Go Blue for Breakfast in November by organising a healthy breakfast activity in your local community to highlight the importance of eating healthy to help prevent type 2 diabetes and avoid the serious complications of the disease.

You can join the campaign by:

LFAC holds review and strategy meeting at ADA Scientific Sessions

The IDF Life for a Child Programme's annual Review and Strategy meeting, held in conjunction with the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) 74th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco (June 12-16), was this year attended by over 70 advocates, programme partners, major contributors and other supporters.

Early conversations crucial in the management of type 2 diabetes

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Preliminary results of the IntroDia™ survey presented at the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 74th Scientific Sessions®  show that early conversations have an impact in the management of type 2 diabetes and can impact patient outcomes.

Economics of chronic diseases: cost-effectiveness modelling and the burden of NCDs in Europe

Partners of the EConDA project have published their first paper presenting preliminary results of the study.

The Economics of Chronic Diseases (EConDA) project aims to establish the best possible methods of measuring cost-effectiveness as well as develop micro-simulation models apt at projecting future burden of chronic diseases, their costs and potential savings after implementation of cost-effective interventions.

Charity Challenge in Fiji raises money for Life for a Child

Fiji, a country of 333 tropical islands situated in the South Pacific Ocean, proved an easy choice for Diabetes Tasmania's latest charity challenge. Diabetes Tasmania Ambassador, Caroline Thomas, and CEO, Caroline Wells, along with eight fellow adventurers and two guides recently spent 10 days paddling around the Yasawa Islands, an archipelago of some 20 volcanic islands located north west of Lautoka, Fiji's second largest city.

Raising awareness of diabetes amongst future healthcare professionals

IDF panel event discusses the role of diabetes and other NCDs in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) held a panel discussion on “Access to affordable and essential medicines” in Geneva during the recent World Health Organization (WHO) World Health Assembly to discuss the role of diabetes and other Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda.

Combined use of medicines affecting the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) to be restricted

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has endorsed restrictions on combining different classes of medicines that act on the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), a hormone system that controls blood pressure and the volume of fluids in the body.

IDF Europe joins leading European organizations in urging the European Council to protect migrant children's rights

As the European Union is developing its strategic guidelines on the future of Justice and Home Affairs policies, 38 leading organizations in the fields of human rights, health, education and social inclusion, including the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF, OHCHR and the European Network for Ombudspersons, are calling on the European Council to use the opportunity to advance on its achievements and commitments to every child, including migrant children in vulnerable situations, by making children’s rights a strategic and actionable priority for Home Affairs po

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