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BRIDGES project shows that diabetes risk factors in young Sri Lankans are much higher than previously thought

Scientists at King's College London and the National Diabetes Centre (Sri Lanka) have found evidence of a high number of risk factors for type 2 diabetes among the young urban population in Sri Lanka. The study is the first large-scale investigation into diabetes risk among children and young people in South Asia, and provides further evidence that the region is rapidly becoming a hotspot in the growing international diabetes epidemic.

IDF Europe & Danish EU Presidency discuss ways to reduce diabetes burden

The London School of Economics (LSE) released their policy recommendations on Reducing the Burden of Diabetes in Europe at an event held at the European Parliament, 25 January 2012 hosted by Danish MEP, Christel Schaldemose and the Danish Diabetes Association represented by CEO Henrik Nedergaard. 

Six priority health issues for Danish EU Presidency

From January 1 until June 30, Denmark will hold the presidency of the EU. It is the seventh time the country has assumed the rotating presidency.

Pia Olsen Dyr, acting Danish Health Minister, presented the presidency’s prioties to the respective committees of the European Parliament between 23 and 26 January.

Latest Programme update showcases LFAC work in Central and South Asia

The latest update of the IDF Life for a Child Programme is now available for download in English and French. The January 2012 edition focuses on Central and South Asia with information on the latest activities of the Programme in Azerbaijan, India and Nepal.

Life for a Child is currently supporting over 8,000 children in 36 countries, the latest being Pakistan, Tajikistan and Kenya.


Dubai marks the largest World Diabetes Congress in IDF history

A total of 15,100 participants were recorded at the World Diabetes Congress 2011 in Dubai, making this Congress the largest in IDF history. The attendance rate is a 20% increase on the previous IDF Congress held in 2009 in Montreal.

Sri Lankan diabetes awareness campaign receives global acknowledgement

A diabetes awareness campaign developed by the Diabetes Association of Sri Lanka - a member association of IDF - for World Diabetes Day 2011 has been recognised as one of the best global advertisements for the week of January 11 by the website bestadsontv.com.

Sri Lankan WDD awareness campaign receives global acknowledgement

A diabetes awareness campaign developed by the Diabetes Association of Sri Lanka - a member association of IDF - for World Diabetes Day 2011 has been recognised as one of the best global advertisements for the week of January 11 by the website bestadsontv.com.

Special issue focuses on type 1 diabetes

The latest special issue of Diabetes Voice focuses on type 1 diabetes. In tackling the world pandemic of diabetes, and the critical importance of making societal change to arrest the staggering rise in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes, it is easy for the needs of the 10% of people with diabetes who have type 1 diabetes to be forgotten.

Largest World Diabetes Congress in IDF history

A total of 15,100 participants were recorded at the World Diabetes Congress 2011 in Dubai, making this Congress the largest in IDF history. The attendance rate is a 20% increase on the previous IDF Congress held in 2009 in Montreal.

BRIDGES 2011 report showcases activities of the programme

The IDF BRIDGES programme has published an extensive report that provides an overview of its activities since 2007, with a focus on the 29 projects that were selected during the first three rounds of BRIDGES funding and the D-START twinning prevention programme.

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