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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.

Go Blue for Breakfast

The World Diabetes Day 2014 campaign is asking everyone to Go Blue for Breakfast in November by organising a healthy breakfast activity in your local community to highlight the importance of eating healthy to help prevent type 2 diabetes and avoid the serious complications of the disease.

You can join the campaign by:

LFAC holds review and strategy meeting at ADA Scientific Sessions

The IDF Life for a Child Programme's annual Review and Strategy meeting, held in conjunction with the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) 74th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco (June 12-16), was this year attended by over 70 advocates, programme partners, major contributors and other supporters.

Early conversations crucial in the management of type 2 diabetes

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Preliminary results of the IntroDia™ survey presented at the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 74th Scientific Sessions®  show that early conversations have an impact in the management of type 2 diabetes and can impact patient outcomes.

Economics of chronic diseases: cost-effectiveness modelling and the burden of NCDs in Europe

Partners of the EConDA project have published their first paper presenting preliminary results of the study.

The Economics of Chronic Diseases (EConDA) project aims to establish the best possible methods of measuring cost-effectiveness as well as develop micro-simulation models apt at projecting future burden of chronic diseases, their costs and potential savings after implementation of cost-effective interventions.

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