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Young Leaders in Diabetes: Africa Congress

Twenty Young Leaders in Diabetes (YLD) are travelling from all over the world to attend the first African Diabetes Congress (ADC) and part of the first African Diabetes Youth Leadership Programme (ADYLP) in Arusha, Tanzania.  

For most of the Young Leaders, this will be their first time in an African country as well as their first reunion with the diabetic family, formed at the World Diabetes Congress in Dubai last December.

The ADYLP is a great opportunity for the YLD to meet with youth in Arusha and to share regional experiences and knowledge.

European Young Leaders meet in Rogla

A group of 23 Young Leaders in diabetes from 21 countries across Europe met in Rogla, Slovenia, from 13 to 20 July to take part in the 2nd edition of IDF Europe Summer Youth Camp.

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Life for a Child reaches milestone target of 10,000 children supported

The International Diabetes Federation's Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme is now supporting over 10,000 children with diabetes in developing countries, reaching the milestone target that was set at a landmark meeting in London in 2008.

Send us your WDD activity information

With 14 November four months away, it's time to start sending us information about the awareness activities that you will be organising all over the world to mark World Diabetes Day. Whether it is a blue lighting, a diabetes screening, a physical activity event or an activity involving children and young people, let us know what you will be organising:

LFAC and DREAM Trust team up to support the education of children with diabetes in India

The DREAM Trust in Nagpur, India has begun a very exciting project, in collaboration with the IDF Life for a Child Programme, aimed at assisting the education of children and youth with diabetes to give them the best possible chance for employment and self-sufficiency.

European Medicines Agency launches EU Clinical Trials Register

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has launched the EU Clinical Trials Register, a platform that provides public access to information from the European Union clinical trial database (EudraCT). The register gives users the possibility to search for information on any paediatric clinical trials, Phase II-IV adult clinical trials recorded in EudraCT, and trials listed in a paediatric investigation plan.

Germany unites to help people with diabetes

History was made in Germany recently when a number of people, including German Young Leader Jan Twachtmann, founded a new patient organisation in Berlin called Deutsche Diabetes-Hilfe.

Jan (Left of the sign in the picture) has been elected as President of the organisation. He hopes "the new organisation will unite all diabetes patients and facilitate the cooperation between patients, doctors and nurses".

The new organisation will act as a subsidiary of the International Diabetes Federation's existing German Member Association, Diabetesde.

LFAC visits Kids and Teens Diabetes Camp in Fiji

Angie Middlehurst, Education Manager/Diabetes Educator of the IDF Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme, travelled to Fiji on a June weekend to help at the kids and teens diabetes camp conducted yearly by the Head of Paediatrics, Dr Rigamoto Taito and local health professionals from Lautoka, Suva and Labasa Hospitals.  LFAC has assisted children and young people in Fiji since 2000 but this was the first time the programme had sent an educator to a camp.

Report shows direct connections between diabetes & climate change

IDF has launched its pioneering Diabetes and Climate Change Report to the backdrop of the UN's Rio+20 meeting on sustainable development. Written by global experts from the health and environment sectors, the Report calls for greater policy alignment to mitigate the risks of type 2 diabetes and climate change.

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