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Raising awareness of diabetes amongst future healthcare professionals

IDF panel event discusses the role of diabetes and other NCDs in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) held a panel discussion on “Access to affordable and essential medicines” in Geneva during the recent World Health Organization (WHO) World Health Assembly to discuss the role of diabetes and other Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda.

Combined use of medicines affecting the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) to be restricted

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has endorsed restrictions on combining different classes of medicines that act on the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), a hormone system that controls blood pressure and the volume of fluids in the body.

IDF Europe joins leading European organizations in urging the European Council to protect migrant children's rights

As the European Union is developing its strategic guidelines on the future of Justice and Home Affairs policies, 38 leading organizations in the fields of human rights, health, education and social inclusion, including the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF, OHCHR and the European Network for Ombudspersons, are calling on the European Council to use the opportunity to advance on its achievements and commitments to every child, including migrant children in vulnerable situations, by making children’s rights a strategic and actionable priority for Home Affairs po

Latest European Elections Monthly Focus out now: just a few days to go until #EP2014

Our latest European Elections Monthly Focus is here!

This time we look at the Socialists & Democrats (S&D) Group, its policy priorities and what it means for the diabetes community in Europe. The Monthly Focus will also give you an update on the latest European Elections news.

Canadian fundraising gala benefits Life for a Child

On April 19 2014, a special fundraiser was held at the Rialto Theatre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to raise money for the IDF Life for a Child Programme. The event was organised as part of a school project by Andria Carosielli, a young woman with type 1 diabetes, and Sandrine Lapointe. Guests included Katia Shannon (author of the documentary Sweet 16), who gave a speech on her work and experience with the Programme in Ecuador.

WDD 2014: Healthy eating and diabetes

The World Diabetes Day 2014 campaign marks the first of a three-year (2014-16) focus on healthy living and diabetes. This year's activities and materials will specifically address the topic of healthy eating and its importance both in the prevention of type 2 diabetes and the effective management of diabetes to avoid complications.

Champion fighting for healthy eating education

With World Diabetes Day (WDD) 2014 focusing on Healthy eating and diabetes we are proud to share the recent activities of our Blue Circle champion and celebrity chef Charles Mattocks. Charles will build on his activities to support the WDD campaign and a few surprises will be revealed soon.  

Launch of a new alliance for the global assessment of retinopathy

A new project has been launched to assess the awareness, treatment and implications of diabetic retinopathy globally.  Results are intended to inform decision-making and policy development around this common and serious complication of diabetes. 

Monitoring of medicines safety improves across the EU: European Medicines Agency report

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