The Latest News from IDF

Oral health and diabetes: CED and IDF Europe celebrate European Oral Health Day

The Council of European Dentists (CED) and the International Diabetes Federation Europe (IDF Europe) are pleased to celebrate 12 September, the European Oral Health Day.

First Diabetes Camp in Sri Lanka

In July, the Insulin Bank of the Diabetes Association of Sri Lanka held their first camp for young people with type 1 diabetes, partly supported with funding from the IDF Life for a Child Programme. The camp involved 15 young people, seven girls and eight boys, aged 15-20 and was held at the Governors Camp, situated outside Wilpattu National Park, just outside the capital city Colombo.

Diabetes Conversations drop-in session at EASD

KiDS project launches in Canada

IDF in collaboration with the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) is launching the Kids and Diabetes in Schools (KiDS) project today in Toronto.

A launch event will be held in a local Toronto school and attended by over 50 people including the Honourable Dipika Damerla, Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.

LFAC General Manager conducts African site visits

Site visits are critical for the expansion of the IDF Life for a Child Programme (LFAC). They provide an opportunity for LFAC to check and review progress, teaching and mentoring, and for recipient centres to express needs. Each visit leads to improvements in care.

LFAC Education Manager visits diabetes camp in Jamaica

In July, Angie Middlehurst, Education Manager for the IDF Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme, spent a week in Jamaica, primarily to visit a diabetes camp conducted by the Kingston Social Development Commission in conjunction with the Diabetes Association of Jamaica (DAJ).

Women with GDM in India share their experience

Schools in Brazil launch KiDS project

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the Juvenile Diabetes Association of Brazil (ADJ) and Sanofi Diabetes announce today their first joint initiative in public health in Brazil. The KiDS (Kids and Diabetes in Schools) project will run in 15 public and private schools (13 in São Paulo and 2 in Ceará).

Reghunadh Raghavan Nair

It is with much sadness and regret that the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has received the news of the passing of Reghunadh Raghavan Nair, an IDF Young Leader in Diabetes from India.

Reghunadh joined the IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes Programme in Melbourne in 2013. Reghunadh was a real inspiration for many Young Leaders. He had a true passion to help people with diabetes and was about to conduct research to test children for diabetes in schools in India.

LFAC education resources now available in Marathi

Diabetes is a great challenge in the developing world. Many children and adolescents with diabetes die quickly or are chronically unwell due to lack of availability of quality care. Education of children and their families is essential so they can understand what diabetes is and live a healthy and full life. Likewise, health professionals need resources and training to provide quality care.

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