Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 10:05
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.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 16:42
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.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:09
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.
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.
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'.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 10:08
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.