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IDF appoints new Chief Executive Officer

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IDF Partner raises awareness and money for Life for a Child

Boehringer Ingelheim, a partner of the International Diabetes Federation will be  donating a further €25,000 to the Life for a Child (LFAC) programme to help children in need. This is the fifth year they have supported this programme.

Support our World Diabetes Day Thunderclap!

Help our World Diabetes Day message be heard by joining our World Diabetes Day Thunderclap initiative and showing your support for the millions of people with diabetes who do not have access to the care they need to manage their condition effectively.

Thunderclap is a website that allows people to pledge to Tweet or Facebook a message all on the same day and at the exact same time, in order to achieve the maximum effect. We need to reach at least 250 supporters at the latest on November 14, but the more supporters we get the more successful the campaign will be.

New issue of Treatment Strategies - Diabetes now online!

The latest issue of Treatment Strategies - Diabetes is now available online.

The Latest IDF Europe News Update is here!

Our latest IDF Europe News Update is here!

Diabetes centre supports Life for a Child work in Ghana

In June of this year, Dr Declan Cody, a paediatric endocrinologist, and Mr Vincent McDarby, a senior clinical psychologist, from Our Lady's Childrens Hospital, Crumlin (OLCHC), Ireland, travelled to Accra, Ghana. The journey itself only took seven hours but the experience was a life-changing one.

Batches of the insulin medicine NovoMix 30 FlexPen and Penfill to be recalled

Patients using medicine from the affected batches should be switched to products from unaffected batches or alternative treatment

The European Medicines Agency is giving recommendations on how to deal with a recall of some batches of the diabetes medicine NovoMix 30 FlexPen and Penfill. The affected batches are being recalled because of a manufacturing problem during the filling of the cartridges, which resulted in some batches of NovoMix 30 containing too high or too low amounts of insulin units per millilitre.

World Diabetes Day Activity Roundup

With 20 days to go to World Diabetes Day on 14 November, here is a selection of the latest planned activities that we've received from around the world:

European Union introduces black triangle symbol for medicines under additional monitoring

The European Union (EU) has introduced a new process to label medicines that are being monitored particularly closely by regulatory authorities. These medicines are described as being under 'additional monitoring'.

40 days to World Diabetes Day - How you can mark the day

With just 40 days to go to World Diabetes Day on 14 November, here's a reminder of some of the activities that you can do to mark the day in your area:
 
  • Pin a personality with the blue circle. Read more.
  • Light a monument or building in blue, the colour of the global symbol for diabetes awareness. Read more.

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