The world’s cities will soon have the opportunity to be officially designated “diabetes aware”. They will be challenged to show that their public services and businesses encourage healthy lifestyles for people with diabetes and those at risk.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Fri, 02/21/2014 - 13:28
In 2012, six entrepreneurial advocates of the IDF Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme from the Diabetes Online Community (DOC), with support from Johnson & Johnson, created the inspirational “Spare a Rose, Save a Child” campaign and raised US$3,000 for the Programme.
As a chronic condition, diabetes healthcare related services have to be maintained for a lifetime. In low- and middle-income countries – where 80% of the people with diabetes in 2013 live – those healthcare payments have severe financial consequences for people living on or close to the poverty line.
Ahead of the Council of the European Union meeting on Competitiveness on 20 and 21 February, IDF Europe and Diabetes UK have issued a joint statement on the UK Front of Pack Nutrition Labelling Scheme.
The statement highlights the facts in support of the scheme to mitigate misinformation that is currently circulating about the scheme. To read the statement, click here.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Fri, 02/14/2014 - 14:26
World Diabetes Day (WDD) 2013 marked the fifth and final year of the 2009-2013 campaign on ‘Diabetes education and prevention’. The campaign’s outreach priority was to help local communities understand that diabetes is a global health threat with serious and far-reaching consequences by engaging them with important messages related to education and prevention.
In the run-up to Ramadan in June, the Managing Diabetes During Ramadan Conversation MapTM created by Healthy Interactions in collaboration with IDF and supported by Lilly Diabetes will aim to help people with diabetes experience a healthier Ramadan.
Primary Care Diabetes Europe (PCDE) will hold its 8th International Conference in Barcelona, Spain, on 23 and 24 May 2014. This year, the conference will look at Diabetes education in multimorbidity and hypoglycaemic management.
For the 4th consecutive year, IDF Europe is continuing its Member Associations Staff Exchange Programme. If you are working for a member association, apply for this unique opportunity to join the IDF Europe staff and work in Brussels as a “staff member on loan”, in a dynamic and international atmosphere for 6 months (July to December 2014).
The successful applicant will be involved in activities such as: