The Latest News from IDF

Life for a Child receives welcome financial support from technology firm

The IDF Life for a Child Programme has received a welcome financial donation from the diabetes technology firm Timesulin, in support of the Programme’s work in Africa.

Timesulin co-founder and CEO, Mr John Sjölund, met Dr Ogle during the First IDF African Diabetes Congress in Tanzania in July 2012, and sought to contribute directly to Life for a Child’s wide range of activities with this thoughtful donation.

World Diabetes Congress: Abstract submission & grant application now open!

Abstract submission and grant application for the World Diabetes Congress Melbourne 2013 opens on 1 February 2013 and closes on 22 April 2013.

To submit an abstract or apply for a grant, you need to sign in to your congress profile. If you do not already have a profile, you will need to create a new one.

Please note, to apply for a grant you must first submit an abstract.

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First-ever IndyCar driver with diabetes becomes Blue Circle Champion

IDF’s newest Blue Circle Champion is professional IndyCar racer, Charlie Kimball.

Kimball  began racing go-karts at age 9. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2007 and was forced to abandon his racing program mid-season. Kimball returned to the cockpit the following year and claimed a podium finish in his first race back in the car.

NCD Alliance calls for WHO support on Global NCD Action Plan

Cary Adams, Chair of the NCD Alliance, today called on the WHO to consider five priorities for the Global NCD Action Plan.

The priorities, fall under the areas of, leadership, resources, synergy, engagement and accountability

Priorities set for 2013 EU Health Programme

World Diabetes Congress 2013: Online registration now open!

IDF Europe announces new partnerships

The International Diabetes Federation European Region (IDF Europe) announced the conclusion of two Corporate Partnerships with pharmaceutical company Janssen and medical devices company Ypsomed.

Appointment of interim CEO of IDF

Linda McGoldrick has been appointed interim Chief Executive Officer of IDF until a permanent appointment is made, hopefully by the spring of 2013.

Linda is a global business strategy leader and policy expert in the health care and life sciences sectors.  She has held a number of senior roles in European and North American companies, and has extensive experience of serving on the boards of NGOs, charities and public bodies in both Europe and the US.

LFAC partner donates one million test strips to the Programme

As part of its World Diabetes Day 2012 celebrations, IDF Life for a Child Programme partner LifeScan, Inc., part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Diabetes Companies, has generously donated one million test strips to children with diabetes in seven countries (Mali, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Guyana, Guatemala) supported by the Programme.