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EU steps closer to tackling diabetes crisis

The European Parliament yesterday (March 14) signed a decisive agreement to develop an EU-wide strategy to counteract the diabetes pandemic.

The resolution hopes to improve the lives of the 32 million Europeans living with diabetes and those at risk.

Five questions with Professor Juliana Chan

Professor Chan, Assistant Dean at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital (CUHK-PWH), joins us in this quarter's IDF Newsletter to share more information on one of the newest Centres of Education to join IDF’s growing network.

1. Tell us about your institution? Why did you decide to join IDF's Centres of Education Network (IDFCE)?

Member Association spotlight on Denmark

In this quarter's IDF Newsletter, we put the spotlight on the EU Presidency country of Denmark and the Danish Diabetes Association (DDA). We asked Henrik Nedergaard, CEO of DDA, how the UN High Level Summit and the work of the DDA have impacted on national diabetes awareness.

CEO Comments: call for unified response to challenges facing women

Ann Keeling, CEO of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), calls for a renewed and unified response to the new challenges facing women and girls in the 21st century.

Read Ann's comments and leave your thoughts here

CEO Comments: In pursuit of social justice

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” Martin Luther King Jr., 1966

Ann Keeling, CEO of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), discusses how the Federation is working to ensure the most vulnerable groups in society have access to essential diabetes care.

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IDF builds on WHO vision for a healthy future

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is reforming its programmes and policy, financing and management and governance in order to better address the health challenges of the21st century. This reform is very timely - just months after the UN High-Level Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and consensus reached by 193 UN Member States to accelerate global progress on diabetes and NCDs.

Nipro Diagnostics to provide breakthrough support to LFAC

One of the greatest challenges that the IDF Life for a Child Programme faces in providing quality care to allthe children and young people with diabetes that it supports is the cost of test strips. Their prohibitive cost restricts the number of children that can monitor their diabetes appropriately. 

IDF’s translational research programme sees surge in applications

The 4th round of funding for IDF’s BRIDGES (Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems) programme came to a close on February 15.

Social justice for vulnerable communities

IDF joins the UN in marking World Social Justice Day on 20 February and supports UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s call for the world to “chart a development path that leads to greater social justice”.

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.