The Latest News from IDF

Our January 2014 News update is here!

Our January 2014 News Update is here! Read more about the latest developments in policy and advocacy in diabetes and health-related issues in Europe.

For more information, contact Katie Gallagher at Katie.Gallagher@idf-europe.org

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Find out more on the methods behind the Diabetes Atlas

World Diabetes Congress session webcasts online

Catch sessions from the World Diabetes Congress (#WDC2013) 2013 online.

Use the fully searchable final Congress programme to find the session you would like to watch.

The World Diabetes Congress is officially the largest medical congress ever held in Australia. From December 2-6 in Melbourne, the Congress attracted over 10,300 delegates from 140 countries.

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LFAC joins forces with Marjorie’s Fund to support children with diabetes

The collaboration between independent organisations within the international diabetes community is growing to be a major component of success in the global fight against diabetes. Collective work across a range of sectors, contributes to tremendous action being done locally by passionate health professionals, diabetes advocates, and governments.

Lack of consistency and uniformity in screening for gestational diabetes in India

A survey undertaken by the International Diabetes Federation's gestational diabetes (GDM) project, WINGS, highlights the lack of consistency and uniformity in screening and management of GDM in India, and the constraints experienced by patients and healthcare professionals.

Call for venue: 2014 IDF Europe Youth Leadership Camp

This year, and following the success of the past 3 camps, IDF Europe wishes to continue working closely with Member Associations on the 4th edition of its Youth Leadership Camp to be held next Summer.

Qatari school organises diabetes week and raises funds for Life for a Child

Season's Greetings from IDF

Message from Dr Petra Wilson, IDF CEO & the Executive Office

Dear friends,

The turn of the year gives us all the opportunity to pause for reflection and look back on the achievements of the past twelve months, before steeling ourselves to take on the challenges of another year.

Life for a Child launches pocketbook for management of diabetes in young people in resource-poor settings

The IDF Life for a Child Programme (LFAC) recently launched the Pocketbook for Management of Diabetes in Childhood and Adolescence in Under-Resourced Countries at the World Diabetes Congress in Melbourne.

IDF partnership focuses on diabetic retinopathy

On the eve of the World Diabetes Congress, IDF and The Fred Hollows Foundation announced a ten year partnership to tackle diabetic retinopathy, one of the most common diabetes complications around the world. The partnership will seek to strengthen work on diabetes retinopathy in the areas of advocacy, workforce, research and technology development.

The partnership will seek to strengthen work on diabetic retinopathy in the following ways:

-Advocacy-To imbed diabetic retinopathy as a global health priority

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