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We've come a long way but we're not done yet

This quarter marked the one year anniversary of the UN High-Level Summit on NCDs. I have been reflecting on this anniversary and asking myself, one year on, what progress has been made and where we stand in terms of IDF’s mission of promoting diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide.

D-NET is 2 years old!

The Diabetes Education Network for Health Professionals (D-NET) is celebrating two years since its launch back at the 2010 EASD meeting in Stockholm. Developed as a response to requests from health professionals, the 1,700 member-strong virtual network demonstrates IDF’s commitment to health professional education and collaboration. It has become a successful virtual community of practice.

New Global Guideline for Type 2 Diabetes - Out Now!

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the Clinical Guidelines Task Force are pleased to announce the launch of the second edition of the Global Guideline for Type 2 Diabetes.

The only global guideline of its kind, this edition features new and revised information on:

IDF Europe launches Advocacy Toolkit

To mark the first anniversary of the UN High-Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD's) and the unanimous adoption of the Political Declaration on NCD's, ID

Send us your WDD video message!

The World Diabetes Day 2012 campaign aims to link the urgent need for action to the protection of the health of our future generations. Focus is placed on highlighting the importance of education in reducing the impact of diabetes. Send us a short video message explaining how you will be active this world Diabetes Day to educate, engage and empower members of your local community to recognise the importance of early awareness of the risks and dangers of diabetes and promote the lifestyle and environmental interventions that can help make a difference to the health of future generations.

Simon Busuttil wins MEP Award in Health

Member of European Parliament Simon Busuttil was awarded the 2012 MEP of the Year Award in the Health category for his continuous and successful efforts to put diabetes on the EU agenda.

The award was presented by EU Commissioner Maros Sefcovic at a ceremony in Brussels yesterday evening in recognition of Simon Busuttil’s work in the European Parliament to improve the lives of people living with diabetes in Europe.

João Nabais becomes IDF Europe President

João Manuel Valente Nabais has taken over as IDF Europe President on 23 September 2012 in Lisbon.

The new President officially took over from Chris Delicata during the IDF Europe General Assembly and Together We Are Stronger Meetings which took place in the Portuguese capital from 21 to 23 September. After 9 years of services for IDF Europe, Chris Delicata will join the Board of IDF Global as Vice President as from January 2012.

CEO Comments: One year after the ball

In May 2011, I declared that diabetes was no longer the “Cinderella” of global health, but that we had bought a pair of glass slippers and were dressing for the ball. That ball, held in New York over the 19-20 September 2011, was the historic UN High-Level Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).

Flash mob for diabetes: Let's Beat It!

In 2011, over 30 countries participated in the first World Diabetes Day flash mob challenge. This year we're continuing the initiative and hope to see even more individuals and associations raise diabetes awareness in a fun and entertaining way.

World Diabetes Congress: Advance Programme out now!

The Advance Programme for the World Diabetes Congress 2013 is now available. Find out preliminary information on Congress streams and sessions as well as general Melbourne information.