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The 1st African Diabetes Youth Leadership Programme

”We will go to schools and educate people about diabetes. We will go to hospitals and visit newly diagnosed people with diabetes. And we will educate families living with diabetes, so as to avoid stigmatisation” Anita Bulindi said, as she presented herself for the presidential election of the African Diabetes Youth Leadership Programme.

This programme, initiated by the Tanzanian Diabetes Association, ran from the 21st to the 24th of July 2012 as a way to address the increasing burden of diabetes in children and adolescents in Africa.

IDF member associations discuss future of Africa region in fight against diabetes

In the lead-up to the First African Diabetes Congress in Arusha, Tanzania, IDF convened a regional member association workshop.

In total, 28 member associations explored challenges and opportunities for diabetes in the Africa region.

Arusha: inspiring change in epidemiology

Dr Jean Claude Katte is from Cameroon. He gives us his thoughts on the epidemiology training he attended, in the run-up to the First African Diabetes Congress in Arusha.

Being part of the post-graduate course in Epidemiology and Translational Research in Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease was a dream come true.

Diabetes guide wins national prize

“Scacco al Diabete” or "Keeping Diabetes in Check" written by Massimo Massi-Benedetti, Chair of IDF’s Science Task Force, has been selected out of eleven publications to win a literary prize awarded by the Italian Health Observatory.

We asked Massimo for his reactions to this prestigious award…

What does this award mean to you?

Young Leaders in Diabetes: Africa Congress

Twenty Young Leaders in Diabetes (YLD) are travelling from all over the world to attend the first African Diabetes Congress (ADC) and part of the first African Diabetes Youth Leadership Programme (ADYLP) in Arusha, Tanzania.  

For most of the Young Leaders, this will be their first time in an African country as well as their first reunion with the diabetic family, formed at the World Diabetes Congress in Dubai last December.

The ADYLP is a great opportunity for the YLD to meet with youth in Arusha and to share regional experiences and knowledge.

European Young Leaders meet in Rogla

A group of 23 Young Leaders in diabetes from 21 countries across Europe met in Rogla, Slovenia, from 13 to 20 July to take part in the 2nd edition of IDF Europe Summer Youth Camp.

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Life for a Child reaches milestone target of 10,000 children supported

The International Diabetes Federation's Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme is now supporting over 10,000 children with diabetes in developing countries, reaching the milestone target that was set at a landmark meeting in London in 2008.

Send us your WDD activity information

With 14 November four months away, it's time to start sending us information about the awareness activities that you will be organising all over the world to mark World Diabetes Day. Whether it is a blue lighting, a diabetes screening, a physical activity event or an activity involving children and young people, let us know what you will be organising:

LFAC and DREAM Trust team up to support the education of children with diabetes in India

The DREAM Trust in Nagpur, India has begun a very exciting project, in collaboration with the IDF Life for a Child Programme, aimed at assisting the education of children and youth with diabetes to give them the best possible chance for employment and self-sufficiency.