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New development agenda must serve "people and planet"

On Tuesday, the United Nations (UN) released a summary report reflecting the views of more than one million people from UN Member States on the post-2015 development agenda.

The report called for the reduction of the NCD burden through targeted interventions. To help achieve this reduction, the report stressed the need for increased government accountability and a focus on concrete, measurable goals.

100 cyclists to bike 2,100 km from Brussels to Barcelona to raise awareness of diabetes

As many as 100 amateur and professional riders coming from all over the world will be pedaling for nearly two weeks from Brussels to Barcelona as part of the mHealth Grand Tour.

100 cyclists to bike 2,100 km from Brussels to Barcelona to raise awareness of diabetes

As many as 100 amateur and professional riders coming from all over the world will be pedaling for nearly two weeks from Brussels to Barcelona as part of the mHealth Grand Tour.

Diabetes education: Success story in Sri Lanka

In late June, Life For a Child (LFAC) Education Manager Angie Middlehurst, a highly experienced paediatric nurse and  diabetes educator, travelled to Sri Lanka at the invitation of the Diabetes Association of Sri Lanka  (DASL).

Life for a Child update out now!

Catch-up with the latest news from IDF’s Life for a Child programme (LFAC).

Stories include:

  • A report from Mauritania on new essential medicines and care supplied through LFAC
  • An update from the LFAC programme in Sudan, which now supports 650 children and youth
  • Details of interactive diabetes education sessions in Sri Lanka

View the summer update here


How can new technologies and social media empower people with diabetes?

How can new technologies and social media empower people with diabetes? This will be the question on debate during the IDF Europe Symposium to be held on 22 September 2013 at the 49th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Barcelona. The event will take place in the afternoon, from 14.30 to 17.00.

Share your World Diabetes Day activity with us

With 14 November getting nearer and nearer, it's time to start sharing your planned and confirmed activities with us. Here are some highlights of what we've received so far:

Donated strips and meters give new life to children with diabetes

During April and May, around 1,300 children and youth supported by IDF's Life for a Child Programme (LFAC) received a blood glucose meter and access to 750 test strips (two test strips/day for a year). A gift that will change the way they are able to monitor their diabetes and care for their health. 

Donated strips and meters give new life to children with diabetes

Regular monitoring of blood glucose is a crucial tool in the life of a child with diabetes. It allows each individual to monitor and understand their body's very particular response to insulin, foods, and exercise. Unfortunately for many children and youth in developing countries, access to blood glucose meters and test strips is simply unaffordable.

Champion chef takes diabetes on the road again

Charles Mattocks, celebrity chef and IDF Blue Circle Champion, will head back out on the road this October and November for a new three month RV tour. Due to an overwhelmingly positive response to his first tour, Charles will now take his RV from New York to California with about 30 stops in between.

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