The Latest News from IDF

Champion fighting for healthy eating education

With World Diabetes Day (WDD) 2014 focusing on Healthy eating and diabetes we are proud to share the recent activities of our Blue Circle champion and celebrity chef Charles Mattocks. Charles will build on his activities to support the WDD campaign and a few surprises will be revealed soon.  

Launch of a new alliance for the global assessment of retinopathy

A new project has been launched to assess the awareness, treatment and implications of diabetic retinopathy globally.  Results are intended to inform decision-making and policy development around this common and serious complication of diabetes. 

Monitoring of medicines safety improves across the EU: European Medicines Agency report

South-South cooperation to improve diabetes care

IDF panel event to discuss importance of access to medicines and care for people with diabetes

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) will be holding a panel discussion in Geneva on 20 May to discuss the role of diabetes and other Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda. The early morning event will focus on the importance of access to medicines and care for people with diabetes, including access to life-saving insulin.

Generous donation from Italian diabetes association to further Life for a Child’s efforts in Tajikistan and Zimbabwe

The IDF Life for a Child Programme is very pleased to have received a generous donation of €35,000 from the Associazione Medici Diabetologi (AMD, Italian Association of Clinical Diabetologists), a member association of the International Diabetes Federation.

European Chronic Diseases Alliance calls for action after EU Summit on Chronic Diseases

The European Chronic Diseases Alliance (ECDA) has sent a letter to Health Commissioner Tonio Borg following up on the EU Summit on Chronic Diseases.

The ECDA expresses its gratitude for the Summit and acknowledges Commissioner Borg's enduring commitment to the promotion of health in Europe.

Jamaican hospitals receive refrigerators for donated insulin from Life for a Child

In developing countries a lack of refrigerators to store insulin is often a barrier for people with diabetes. Children require insulin injections two or more times a day, and insulin can only be stored at room temperature for one month.

Latest European Elections Monthly Focus out now!

Our latest European Elections Monthly Focus is here!

This time we look at the European Green Party and the European Left, their policy priorities and what it means for the diabetes community in Europe. The Monthly Focus will also give you an update on the latest European Elections news.

Apply to the 2014 IDF Europe Prizes in Diabetes!

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