In late June, Life For a Child (LFAC) Education Manager Angie Middlehurst, a highly experienced paediatric nurse and diabetes educator, travelled to Sri Lanka at the invitation of the Diabetes Association of Sri Lanka (DASL).
How can new technologies and social media empower people with diabetes? This will be the question on debate during the IDF Europe Symposium to be held on 22 September 2013 at the 49th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Barcelona. The event will take place in the afternoon, from 14.30 to 17.00.
During April and May, around 1,300 children and youth supported by IDF's Life for a Child Programme (LFAC) received a blood glucose meter and access to 750 test strips (two test strips/day for a year). A gift that will change the way they are able to monitor their diabetes and care for their health.
Regular monitoring of blood glucose is a crucial tool in the life of a child with diabetes. It allows each individual to monitor and understand their body's very particular response to insulin, foods, and exercise. Unfortunately for many children and youth in developing countries, access to blood glucose meters and test strips is simply unaffordable.
Charles Mattocks, celebrity chef and IDF Blue Circle Champion, will head back out on the road this October and November for a new three month RV tour. Due to an overwhelmingly positive response to his first tour, Charles will now take his RV from New York to California with about 30 stops in between.
The European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA) considers physical inactivity as one of the four common risk factors to the major chronic diseases causing 86% of deaths in Europe: cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, diabetes, kidney disease, cancers and respiratory and liver diseases.
The first training for healthcare professionals (HCPs) on the IDF GDM Model of Care was held on July 13 and 14 in Chennai, India. The two day train–the-trainer programme was dedicated to GDM and the implementation of the Model of Care in WINGS (Women in India with GDM Strategy) collaborating centres.