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Latest European Elections Monthly Focus out now: just a few days to go until #EP2014

Our latest European Elections Monthly Focus is here!

This time we look at the Socialists & Democrats (S&D) Group, its policy priorities and what it means for the diabetes community in Europe. The Monthly Focus will also give you an update on the latest European Elections news.

Canadian fundraising gala benefits Life for a Child

On April 19 2014, a special fundraiser was held at the Rialto Theatre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to raise money for the IDF Life for a Child Programme. The event was organised as part of a school project by Andria Carosielli, a young woman with type 1 diabetes, and Sandrine Lapointe. Guests included Katia Shannon (author of the documentary Sweet 16), who gave a speech on her work and experience with the Programme in Ecuador.

WDD 2014: Healthy eating and diabetes

The World Diabetes Day 2014 campaign marks the first of a three-year (2014-16) focus on healthy living and diabetes. This year's activities and materials will specifically address the topic of healthy eating and its importance both in the prevention of type 2 diabetes and the effective management of diabetes to avoid complications.

Champion fighting for healthy eating education

With World Diabetes Day (WDD) 2014 focusing on Healthy eating and diabetes we are proud to share the recent activities of our Blue Circle champion and celebrity chef Charles Mattocks. Charles will build on his activities to support the WDD campaign and a few surprises will be revealed soon.  

Launch of a new alliance for the global assessment of retinopathy

A new project has been launched to assess the awareness, treatment and implications of diabetic retinopathy globally.  Results are intended to inform decision-making and policy development around this common and serious complication of diabetes. 

Monitoring of medicines safety improves across the EU: European Medicines Agency report

South-South cooperation to improve diabetes care

IDF panel event to discuss importance of access to medicines and care for people with diabetes

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) will be holding a panel discussion in Geneva on 20 May to discuss the role of diabetes and other Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda. The early morning event will focus on the importance of access to medicines and care for people with diabetes, including access to life-saving insulin.

Generous donation from Italian diabetes association to further Life for a Child’s efforts in Tajikistan and Zimbabwe

The IDF Life for a Child Programme is very pleased to have received a generous donation of €35,000 from the Associazione Medici Diabetologi (AMD, Italian Association of Clinical Diabetologists), a member association of the International Diabetes Federation.

European Chronic Diseases Alliance calls for action after EU Summit on Chronic Diseases

The European Chronic Diseases Alliance (ECDA) has sent a letter to Health Commissioner Tonio Borg following up on the EU Summit on Chronic Diseases.

The ECDA expresses its gratitude for the Summit and acknowledges Commissioner Borg's enduring commitment to the promotion of health in Europe.

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