The Latest News from IDF

Tackling the New York City marathon for Life for a Child

If you follow the IDF Life for a Child Programme on Facebook, you may already have read and been inspired by Veerle Vanhuyse. Veerle contacted LFAC in August, while training for the 2014 TCS New York City marathon, wanting to raise money for the Programme.

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.

IDF KiDS Project helps promotes global awareness of diabetes

In May 2013, Angie Middlehurst, IDF Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme Education Manager, was invited to be a member of the expert advisory committee set up by IDF in collaboration with Sanofi Diabetes to address the global challenges facing children with diabetes worldwide.

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.

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

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