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Diabetes Australia launches new strategy and action plan

IDF President Sir Michael Hirst was amongst other international experts at the launch of Diabetes Australia's national diabetes strategy and action plan today in Canberra.

“In 2012 the worldwide cost of diabetes was estimated at $US471 billion and there were 4.8 million diabetes related deaths worldwide. The western pacific region has the highest prevalence of any region in the world”, Sir Michael Hirst said today at an address at the National Press Club. “All countries need to have their own national strategies to address this challenge. Australia is not alone in this”.

Dr Graham Ogle honoured for international diabetes service

Dr. Graham Ogle, general manager of IDF’s Life for a Child programme is to be presented with the Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes at ADA’s 73rd Scientific Sessions, taking place from June 21-25 in Chicago. 

IDF Europe joins public health community NGOs in support of WHO Europe Action Plan on Food and Nutrition

Annual Report highlights milestone year for Life for a Child

2012 saw the IDF Life for a Child Programme reach the significant milestone of supporting over 10,000 children with diabetes in the developing world. The achievement of this target was truly remarkable and testimony to the rapid expansion that has taken place in a short space of time. In 2008, around 1,000 children were being supported by the Programme.

Help raise awareness of diabetes by taking part in the 2013 EU Health Prize for Journalists

Five months to World Diabetes Day!

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IDF launches new grant programme: BRIDGES Research Net

The International Diabetes Federation is pleased to announce the launch of BRIDGES Research Net, a grant programme that aims to reproduce and implement successful interventions developed by IDF BRIDGES-supported projects.

Since the launch of BRIDGES in 2007, 38 translational research projects in 34 countries have received our support in terms of the provision of both financing and mentoring.

IDF Europe pays homage to Max Ørnskov Hansen

It is with great sadness that IDF Europe has learned the passing of Max Ørnskov Hansen from Denmark last May at the age of 48.

The Federation would like to pay homage to Max Hansen and thank him for his valuable contribution to the fight against diabetes and his dedicated work for IDF Europe.

Diabetes epidemiology and intervention focus of symposium

IDF is organising a joint symposium dedicated to the IDF Diabetes Atlas and its BRIDGES programme.

Join us to discover the latest worldwide estimates on diabetes and learn about the practical solutions supported by IDF to prevent the condition and its complications.

The symposium will include an overview by region of the diabetes epidemic as well as new estimates on gestational diabetes from the Diabetes Atlas.

Latest Diabetes Voice issue highlights youth supported by Life for a Child

The lastest issue of Diabetes Voice, the quarterly magazine of the International Diabetes Federation, features the story of Mohammed Hamoud, a 19 year-old youth with type 1 diabetes from Zanzibar, supported by the IDF Life for a Child Programme.