The Latest News from IDF

Joining forces on climate change and NCD prevention in Sydney

Two hot topics came under the spotlight at an IDF-led international gathering in Sydney, Australia. On 5-7 May, the University of Sydney hosted a Worldwide University Network (WUN) Workshop to explore links between Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) prevention and aspects of climate change. IDF co-hosted the event, with IDF Vice-President Ruth Colagiuri heading the proceedings.

BRIDGES 4th round of funding launched

The 4th round of funding for the IDF BRIDGES (Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems) global grant programme is now open. This round is dedicated to short term projects (maximum 2 years and USD 65.000). The deadline to complete the application form is 15 February 2012.

Life for a Child receives support from T1D Exchange

The International Diabetes Federation is delighted to announce that T1D Exchange - a type 1 diabetes data exchange will support IDF’s Life for a Child Programme. T1D is a new not for profit project that hopes to become the largest type 1 diabetes study ever. It comprises of three components; a clinical registry, biobank, and web-based patient portal.

IDF releases position paper on bariatric surgery

The International Diabetes Federation has released its Position Statement on Bariatric Surgery. The Paper calls for bariatric surgery to be considered earlier in the treatment of eligible patients, to help stem the serious complications that can result from diabetes. The position paper was presented to leading experts at the 2nd World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes in New York on 28 March.

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IDF video showcases global disparity in access to insulin for people with type 1 diabetes

A new World Diabetes Day video has been produced to showcase the global disparity in access to insulin for people with diabetes. 'O is for outrage' shows how in parts of the world people with type 1 diabetes are able to live in full and healthy lives, while in others, diabetes can bring death and disability at a young age due to lack of access to insulin, the life-saving drug discovered ninety years ago.

New diabetes figures in China

Professor Jean Claude Mbanya, President, International Diabetes Federation, comments on the findings and implications of a new study in China published by the New England Journal of Medicine.

China now the country with the largest number of people with diabetes