The Latest News from IDF

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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Posters

Two new World Diabetes Day posters have been created for the World Diabetes Day 2012 campaign - Diabetes: protect our future - to highlight our key messages focussing on the importance of diabetes education and healthy environments in achieving a healthier future for all.

IDF's vision for the future development agenda

IDF has launched its newest advocacy programme – Diabetes Roadmap to the Future Development Agenda (The Roadmap), at the American Diabetes Association 72nd Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia.

Following in the footsteps of the landmark IDF Diabetes Roadmap Programme that was dedicated to securing strong diabetes outcomes from the UN Summit on NCDs, IDF has designed a successor programme for the period 2012-2015.

Annual Report highlights another important year for Life for a Child

The International Diabetes Federation's Life for a Child Programme continues to go from strength to strength. In 2011, another seven countries joined the programme with increasing numbers of young people receiving vital insulin, syringes and monitoring supplies. Important progress was also made in developing online educational resources and building the knowledge base that will help strengthen the response to the diabetes epidemic.

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