The Latest News from IDF

LFAC poster campaign raises awareness of the signs and symptoms of diabetes

The International Diabetes Federation's Life for a Child Programme (LFAC) has developed a poster campaign to alert health professionals to the signs and symptoms of diabetes in order to make a swift diagnosis and provide appropriate treatment to save lives - championing the vision that no child should die of diabetes.

February 2013 News Update

Our latest News Update is here!

Find out more about the latest developments in diabetes and health policy and advocacy in Europe.

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Champion on the road for diabetes awareness

Charles Mattocks, IDF Blue Circle Champion, is taking to the roads of the USA to raise awareness of diabetes complications, including high blood pressure, stroke, retinopathy and neuropathy.

Calling all Young Leaders!

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