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IDF Europe launches Advocacy Toolkit

To mark the first anniversary of the UN High-Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD's) and the unanimous adoption of the Political Declaration on NCD's, ID

Send us your WDD video message!

The World Diabetes Day 2012 campaign aims to link the urgent need for action to the protection of the health of our future generations. Focus is placed on highlighting the importance of education in reducing the impact of diabetes. Send us a short video message explaining how you will be active this world Diabetes Day to educate, engage and empower members of your local community to recognise the importance of early awareness of the risks and dangers of diabetes and promote the lifestyle and environmental interventions that can help make a difference to the health of future generations.

Simon Busuttil wins MEP Award in Health

Member of European Parliament Simon Busuttil was awarded the 2012 MEP of the Year Award in the Health category for his continuous and successful efforts to put diabetes on the EU agenda.

The award was presented by EU Commissioner Maros Sefcovic at a ceremony in Brussels yesterday evening in recognition of Simon Busuttil’s work in the European Parliament to improve the lives of people living with diabetes in Europe.

João Nabais becomes IDF Europe President

João Manuel Valente Nabais has taken over as IDF Europe President on 23 September 2012 in Lisbon.

The new President officially took over from Chris Delicata during the IDF Europe General Assembly and Together We Are Stronger Meetings which took place in the Portuguese capital from 21 to 23 September. After 9 years of services for IDF Europe, Chris Delicata will join the Board of IDF Global as Vice President as from January 2012.

CEO Comments: One year after the ball

In May 2011, I declared that diabetes was no longer the “Cinderella” of global health, but that we had bought a pair of glass slippers and were dressing for the ball. That ball, held in New York over the 19-20 September 2011, was the historic UN High-Level Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).

Flash mob for diabetes: Let's Beat It!

In 2011, over 30 countries participated in the first World Diabetes Day flash mob challenge. This year we're continuing the initiative and hope to see even more individuals and associations raise diabetes awareness in a fun and entertaining way.

World Diabetes Congress: Advance Programme out now!

The Advance Programme for the World Diabetes Congress 2013 is now available. Find out preliminary information on Congress streams and sessions as well as general Melbourne information.

 


LFAC at the 1st African Diabetes Congress

Dr Graham Ogle, LFAC General Manager, recently travelled to Arusha, Tanzania, to participate in the inaugural African Diabetes Congress. Organised by the IDF Africa Region, the event brought together key stakeholders and leaders in the arena of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases, to discuss ambitions, priorities and actions for change within the Africa region.

Raising awareness through sports

IDF Europe was in Lausanne, Switzerland, to support the Junior Cup Diabetes, an annual international football championship for young boys and girls with Type 1 diabetes aged between 8 and 12 organized by Medtronic. Held from 24 to 26 August 2012 in the olympic stadium of Lausanne, this year's championship was supported by former football World Champion Christian Karembeu.

Shine a light on diabetes!

Since 2007, iconic buildings and sites all over the world have been lighting in blue - the colour of the blue circle for diabetes - to mark World Diabetes Day and raise awareness of diabetes. The lightings are testimony to the power of our combined efforts to alter the diabetes landscape and provide a strong visual element to attract attention to the diabetes cause.

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