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Life for a Child to launch 1,000 Young Lives donor campaign

For over 70,000 young people with diabetes in developing countries, living with diabetes is constantly life threatening. Access to insulin, blood glucose monitoring, diabetes education and specialised diabetes care are often out of reach, increasing the likelihood of complications and, all too frequently, death.

Joint Statement: Tackling alcohol related harm requires better actions

Why the public health community is disappointed with the European Parliament resolution on EU Alcohol Strategy

On the 10th March Members of the Environment Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee in the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution calling on the European Commission to develop a new EU Alcohol Strategy. The resolution is scheduled for vote in the April EP Plenary.

2014 European Elections Toolkit - A strong voice for diabetes in Europe

On 22-25 May this year, EU citizens from across the 28 Member States will elect a new European Parliament, comprising 751 members (MEPs) to represent their interests from 2014 to 2019. As the European Parliament is the only directly elected European Institution, these elections are a unique opportunity for the European diabetes community to encourage EU policy-makers to commit to the diabetes cause.

March 2014 Quarterly Newsletter: Diabetes and Discrimination

Our latest Quarterly Newsletter is here!

This time, diabetes associations from all over Europe have shared their initiatives to tackle discrimination against people with diabetes.

Policy Puzzle survey: have your say on the evolution of diabetes policies in your country!

EURADIA, FEND, IDF Europe and PCDE are working on the 4th edition of Diabetes: The Policy Puzzle, the only pan-European audit that monitors the evolution of the diabetes epidemic and the national policies and practices that currently exist in the 47 countries of the IDF Europe region.

Parliamentarians for Diabetes Global Network

Apply for the 2014 IDF Europe Youth Leadership Camp

Join a group of youth advocates from all across Europe to share your challenges and triumphs and learn from each other's experience at the 2014 IDF Europe Youth Leadership camp. This year's camp will be held from 7 to 13 July 2014 in Donje Stubica, Croatia.

International Women's Day: obesity, smoking and sedentary lifestyles put women at high risk of diabetes

-Joint press release with the European Institute of Women's Health-

On International Women’s Day it is time to reflect on the global impact of diabetes on women. An estimated 382 million people live with diabetes worldwide, and approximately half of these people are women.  Diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death in women globally, causing 2.1 million deaths per year.

Cities challenged to be "diabetes aware"

The world’s cities will soon have the opportunity to be officially designated “diabetes aware”. They will be challenged to show that their public services and businesses encourage healthy lifestyles for people with diabetes and those at risk.

Spare a Rose 2014 campaign a stunning success!

In 2012, six entrepreneurial advocates of the IDF Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme from the Diabetes Online Community (DOC), with support from Johnson & Johnson, created the inspirational “Spare a Rose, Save a Child” campaign and raised US$3,000 for the Programme.

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