Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Sat, 10/01/2011 - 14:28
The 2011 edition of the Blue Monument Challenge, one of the main campaign initiatives aimed at attracting the general public's attention to the global diabetes epidemic, continues to gather momentum. Here are the latest monuments and buildings around the world that have confirmed that they will be lighting in blue in November:
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Mon, 09/26/2011 - 10:26
Olympic swimming gold medal winner Gary Hall Jr and Phil Southerland, CEO and Founder of Team Type 1, have joined other high-profile athletes and inspiring individuals with diabetes in pledging their support for World Diabetes Day and promoting the blue circle – the global symbol of diabetes - by agreeing to become Blue Circle Champions.
Submitted by micheleann.okol... on Fri, 09/23/2011 - 16:03
By Ann Keeling, CEO International Diabetes Federation
This week history was made at the United Nations. World leaders agreed a Political Declaration at the first UN High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) that will change the global health and development landscape forever.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Wed, 09/21/2011 - 16:09
The IDF Life for a Child Programme is very grateful to have received the generous support of 9 year-old Lilly Branka, a young girl with type 1 diabetes treated at the Joslin Diabetes Center in the USA.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Tue, 09/20/2011 - 18:00
On 19 September, world leaders gathered in New York unanimously adopted the Political Declaration on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), agreeing that “the global burden and threat of NCDs constitutes one of the major challenges for development in the twenty-first century, which undermi
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Mon, 09/19/2011 - 17:39
Latest figures from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) reveal that currently 366 million people have diabetes, 4.6 million deaths are due to diabetes and US$ 465 billion is spent on care for diabetes. This disease is one of the century’s greatest health challenges and remains on a relentlessly upwards trajectory.