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Life for a Child update 31 - spotlight on Bolivia

The latest update of the IDF Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme is now available, including information on LFAC's work in Bolivia, Pakistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The featured story is from Bolivia, where Katie Souris, a post-graduate student from the USA, recently visited the LFAC supported center in the country to look at the challenges facing young people with diabetes, and investigate the possibilities of peer support. 

Experts gather in Madrid to review latest findings on links between periodontal diseases and diabetes

On February 19-20 2017, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), in collaboration with the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP), organized a workshop in Madrid to explore the latest evidence on the links between diabetes and periodontitis.

IDF Europe releases position paper on mobile apps

IDF Europe is a strong supporter of innovation in healthcare. Witnessing the emergence of mobile applications (Apps) in the field of diabetes in recent years, and given the general uptake of a connected lifestyle, IDF Europe reflected on  ‘Mobile Applications in Diabetes’ in a position paper.

The full paper is available for download HERE.

Submit your abstract for IDF 2017

Don’t miss the chance to present your latest work to a global audience of physicians, healthcare professionals and policy makers in the field of diabetes and public health.

The IDF 2017 scientific programme will take place over 4 days (4-8 December 2017), delivering global diabetes expertise through varied and innovative sessions. It will consist of over 160 hours of sessions featuring 250 high-level speakers. View the advance programme.


We can /I can act to reduce the global burden of two major non communicable diseases: diabetes and cancer

Brussels 4 February 2017: Diabetes and cancer, two major causes of death and disability in Europe have much in common, including the fact that they are highly preventable. It is time to act individually and collectively!

Diabetes and cancer: a deadly relation

Interviews with IDF Europe Prizes Winners and HALL OF FAME

In 2016,  three Awards have been assigned: one for a Young Researcher, (sponsored by AstraZeneca) one for an association, in recognition of its 

International Migrants Day 2016: Efforts must be made to support the health of the most vulnerable in Europe

Efforts must be made to support the health of the most vulnerable in Europe

Brussels 18 December 2016.

Millions of people are moving within and into Europe every year. They are often vulnerable and their health is not sufficiently protected. Efforts must be made to support them.

The Berlin Declaration - driving early action in type 2 diabetes

Diabetes experts representing 38 countries have convened in Berlin to launch The Berlin Declaration, a global call to action urging policy makers to reduce the growing burden of type 2 diabetes. 

Health for all and all for health: A call for Universal Health Coverage everywhere in Europe

Brussels 12 December 2016

Today in Europe many people with diabetes are financially struggling to access essential medicines for their therapy. IDF Europe calls for Universal Health Coverage everywhere in the continent.

Human Rights Day 2016

Brussels 10 December 2016 Too many people with diabetes in Europe suffer discrimination because of their condition. On Human Rights Day, and every day, we should stand up for their rights!