The Latest News from IDF

IDF makes the case for mobile health

IDF has responded to the European Commission Green Paper on mobile health (mHealth) putting  forward the case for integrating mobile health into existing health services.

IDF believes that mHealth technologies can contribute to strengthened health systems, improved health outcomes and empowerment of individuals to manage their lifestyle and personalise their healthcare.

Latest LFAC update now available

The latest IDF Life for a Child Programme update is now available for download. The update features an overview of the number of countries in which the Programme is active, with the total number of children supported in each country.

Take your blue circle selfie!

The blue circle is the global symbol for diabetes but to many people around the world it still means nothing. One of the aims of World Diabetes Day is to increase awareness of the symbol and strengthen its role as a means of bringing diabetes to the attention of the general public and supporting all efforts to improve the lives of people living with diabetes and reduce the serious global threat that the epidemic represents.

IDF puts diabetes in the spotlight at UN NCD Review

Three years after the historic UN High Level Meeting on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs), countries from around the world gathered in New York on 10-11 July for the UN NCD Review (#NCDReview). The meeting was held in the presence of government representatives and consisted of two plenary meetings and two thematic roundtable discussion as well as side events.

WINGS project highlights

The International Diabetes Federation's Women in India with GDM Strategy (WINGS) project is the first-ever strategy to tackle the rising prevalence of gestational diabetes (GDM) in India. The project aims to develop a context-adapted model approach to care in low-resource settings which will confront the widespread challenges in GDM screening and management.

LFAC Chair awarded prestigious honour

Every year, Australians from many walks of life are officially recognised by Her Majesty Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, for their service to the community, through the Order of Australia honours. The award is the "the principal and most prestigious means of recognising outstanding members of the community at a national level."

IDF recognises volunteer excellence

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has launched an award programme to honour IDF’s dedicated volunteers. Awards have been selected by the Awards Nomination Committee chaired by Anne Belton and recognise IDF’s outstanding volunteers both regionally and globally.

Deadline extended: applications for 2014 Prize in Diabetes, Young Researcher

This year, IDF Europe is awarding two IDF Europe Prizes in Diabetes to reward excellence, innovation and commitment in diabetes.

Parliamentarians across Europe unite to act on diabetes

Parliamentarians, leading diabetes organizations and experts from across Europe have joined forces to form the Policy Action Network on Diabetes (ExPAND) to drive a new generation of policies to address the diabetes epidemic.

LFAC DKA awareness campaign launched in Ecuador

In 2012 the IDF Life for a Child Programme (LFAC) launched an ongoing campaign targeting diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a severe medical complication that occurs primarily in people with type 1 diabetes. Among the diabetes community, it had been recognised for many years that misdiagnosis occured in developing countries.

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