The Latest News from IDF

NCD Alliance partners with The Economist to focus on NCD prevention and control

On July 16, Economist Events will hold its second “New Approaches to Non-Communicable Diseases” meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa. The meeting will focuses on the dangerous rise of NCDs in developing countries and will build-on issues discussed at the inaugural meeting in 2012.

Policy-makers, healthcare practitioners, industry leaders, NGOs, patient and community groups will come together to seek practical solutions in accelerating progress in the fight against Non-communicable Diseases.

World Diabetes Congress: abstract categories

If you have submitted an abstract for the World Diabetes Congress in Melbourne, you should by now have received notification of whether yours has been accepted by the programme committee.

If your abstract has been accepted, please check which category it will fall under.

Oral presentation:

Video showcases difficulties faced by people with diabetes during Mali crisis

In March 2012 Mali was the scene of a coup d'état followed by a rebel attack in the North of the country. Within a few days, people with diabetes in the north faced a shortage of medicines and doctors to help them manage their condition. Hundreds fled to the south where they found themselves without the means to continue their treatments. 

New Conversation Map set to achieve safer Ramadan experience

A brand new Conversation MapTM dealing with aspects of diabetes management during Ramadan is set to be rolled-out across IDF's regions this year.

IDF Europe supports statement to WHO European Ministerial Conference on Nutrition and Non-Communicable Diseases

UN report on Millennium Development Goals out now

The UN has released its annual report for 2013 on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) progress-to-date. The report is based on data provided by a large number of international organisations within and outside the United Nations system.

Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, introducing the report, highlighths that "now is the time to step-up our efforts to build a more just, secure and sustainable future for all".

Read the report here

Pregnant women in India lack essential education on how to control their diabetes

Initial findings on gestational diabetes (GDM) screening and management in rural India have been released by IDF. The Focus Groups Discussions (FGD), part of the situation analysis of IDF’s WINGS (Women in India with GDM Strategy) project in rural Chennai, India, show that many women feel alone in managing their diagnosis and lack education on how to control the condition.

Leading diabetes groups release recommendations on incretin therapy and pancreatic disease

The American Diabetes Association (ADA), the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) have released new recommendations for Clinicians and People with Diabetes Concerning the Use of Incretin Therapy and Pancreatic Disease.

The full recommendation can be accessed here. For more information, please contact [email protected]

IDF Europe Quarterly Newsletter - the Food Issue

The latest edition of our Quarterly Newsletter is here! This issue focuses on Food & Nutrition, two key aspects of diabetes prevention and management.

Find out more about the many initiatives carried out by diabetes associations across Europe to educate people with diabetes and the general public on food and nutrition, as well as the latest news from IDF Europe.

IDF Europe supports Healthcare Without Harm's declaration on Safe Medical Equipment