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Life for a Child in the spotlight at global diabetes events

Diabetes conferences, both local and international, provide the IDF's Life for a Child Programme (LFAC)with a positive forum for alerting health professionals to the shocking everyday reality faced by many children and youth with diabetes in developing countries.

Two years later: What's next?

IDF Europe supports statement on Nutrition and NCDs at 63rd WHO Regional Committee meeting

IDF Europe is supporting a joint statement that will be delivered tomorrow at the 63rd WHO Regional Committee for Europe meeting in Izmir, Turkey.

The statement has been submitted by the World Cancer Research Fund International, and on behalf of other organisations concerned with nutrition and non-communicable diseases: the European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians, European Heart Network, European Public Health Alliance, International Association for the Study of Obesity.

World Diabetes Day Activity Roundup

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.

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