Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Fri, 07/18/2014 - 15:07
The latest IDF Life for a Child Programme update is now available for download. The update features an overview of the number of countries in which the Programme is active, with the total number of children supported in each country.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:53
The blue circle is the global symbol for diabetes but to many people around the world it still means nothing. One of the aims of World Diabetes Day is to increase awareness of the symbol and strengthen its role as a means of bringing diabetes to the attention of the general public and supporting all efforts to improve the lives of people living with diabetes and reduce the serious global threat that the epidemic represents.
Three years after the historic UN High Level Meeting on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs), countries from around the world gathered in New York on 10-11 July for the UN NCD Review (#NCDReview). The meeting was held in the presence of government representatives and consisted of two plenary meetings and two thematic roundtable discussion as well as side events.
The International Diabetes Federation's Women in India with GDM Strategy (WINGS) project is the first-ever strategy to tackle the rising prevalence of gestational diabetes (GDM) in India. The project aims to develop a context-adapted model approach to care in low-resource settings which will confront the widespread challenges in GDM screening and management.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Tue, 07/08/2014 - 13:47
Every year, Australians from many walks of life are officially recognised by Her Majesty Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, for their service to the community, through the Order of Australia honours. The award is the "the principal and most prestigious means of recognising outstanding members of the community at a national level."
Parliamentarians, leading diabetes organizations and experts from across Europe have joined forces to form the Policy Action Network on Diabetes (ExPAND) to drive a new generation of policies to address the diabetes epidemic.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:33
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.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:44
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.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Fri, 06/20/2014 - 10:53
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.