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Charlie Kimball unites his teammates for diabetes

IDF Blue Circle Champion, Charlie Kimball, has gained the support of his fellow Chip Ganassi Racing Team (CGRT) teammates across NASCAR, INDYCAR and GRAND-AM, to unite for diabetes.

The Lancet launches 4th series on NCDs and development

Produced by some of the world’s most eminent scientists and academics, including from within the NCD Alliance civil society network, The Lancet has launched a new series on NCDs. This series provides the evidence for NCDs as a development issue and proposes cost-effective interventions to accelerate progress and avert millions of deaths worldwide.

Indian cricket legend visits LFAC implementing partner

In December 2012, Mr Sunil Gavaskar, one of world cricket's finest open batsmen, visited the DREAM Trust in Nagpur, India, the IDF Life for a Child Programme's implementing partner in the country.

2013 Staff Exchange Programme: call for applications

For the 3rd consecutive year, IDF Europe is continuing its Member Associations Staff Exchange Programme.

If you are working for a member association, you can apply for this unique opportunity to join the IDF Europe staff and work in Brussels as a “staff member on loan”, in a dynamic and international atmosphere for 6 months (July to December 2013).

New clinical trial uses innovative eye drop treatment to combat diabetic retinopathy

A clinical trial to evaluate a new therapeutic treatment using eye drops for the early stages of diabetic retinopathy started this week, researchers announced. A group of leading European ophthalmologists, endocrinologists and researchers have gathered together under EUROCONDOR, the European Consortium on the early treatment of diabetic retinopathy, and will conduct the clinical trial in 11 clinical centres across the EU.

LFAC update: Tanzania, Mexico and Pakistan in the spotlight

The latest IDF Life for a Child Programme update - January 2013 - is now available for download, showcasing the programme's work in Tanzania, Mexico and Pakistan.

Life for a Child is going from strength to strength with over 10,000 children in 41 countries currently being supported.

Download the update

Life for a Child receives welcome financial support from technology firm

The IDF Life for a Child Programme has received a welcome financial donation from the diabetes technology firm Timesulin, in support of the Programme’s work in Africa.

Timesulin co-founder and CEO, Mr John Sjölund, met Dr Ogle during the First IDF African Diabetes Congress in Tanzania in July 2012, and sought to contribute directly to Life for a Child’s wide range of activities with this thoughtful donation.

World Diabetes Congress: Abstract submission & grant application now open!

Abstract submission and grant application for the World Diabetes Congress Melbourne 2013 opens on 1 February 2013 and closes on 22 April 2013.

To submit an abstract or apply for a grant, you need to sign in to your congress profile. If you do not already have a profile, you will need to create a new one.

Please note, to apply for a grant you must first submit an abstract.

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