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World Kidney Day - Diabetes and kidney disease: The International Diabetes Federation European Region (IDF Europe) joins the international awareness campaign on the importance of healthy kidneys

People with diabetes have an increased risk of developing a number of serious health problems due to consistently high blood glucose levels, amongst which kidney disease (nephropathy).

Chronic kidney disease is among the most frequent long-term complications of diabetes and its advanced stage is one of the most feared causes of reduced quality of life for people with diabetes, as it entails dialysis (blood-filtering treatment) for life, or a kidney transplant. Between 10 and 20% of people with diabetes die of kidney failure.

An online discussion on nutrition and diabetes is taking place this week in the framework of an online Citizens Engagement Campaign on Chronic Diseases

The Brussels-based European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy is currently holding an online Citizens Engagement Campaign on Chronic Diseases on “How technology and media at the service of a broad European network can support evidence-based policy making in the 21st century” through leading media in 10 European countries. IDF Europe has contributed as a knowledge partner.

World Health Day 2016: Beat Diabetes

World Health Day (WHD) is celebrated every year on April 7th. The World Health Organization (WHO) has chosen diabetes as its theme for WHD in 2016 – for the first time ever.

World Cancer Day – The International Diabetes Federation European Region (IDF Europe) stands alongside the international cancer control community in the common fight against two major non-communicable diseases

4 February 2016, World Cancer Day

Cancer and diabetes caused the death of over two million Europeans in 2015. Poor diet, lack of physical activity, tobacco smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and environmental factors such as chemical pollutants but also social isolation and stress are among the diseases’ long list of common risk factors. Furthermore, people who have diabetes are at high risk of developing certain types of cancer.

Spare a Rose Save a Child this Valentine's Day!

International Migrants Day - diabetes as a social, economic and health concern

The International Diabetes Federation European Region (IDF Europe) expresses its solidarity with migrants and the many challenges they face across Europe.

IDF Europe warmly welcomes initiatives recognising both the opportunities and challenges related to migration, such as the UN Declaration on International Migration and Development of October 2013 and the important work of the Council of Europe in this area. In this respect IDF Europe would like to highlight the serious problems faced by migrants in the area of health, diabetes in particular.

WDC 2015 Global Village Regional Competition winners

The Global Village at the World Diabetes Congress Vancouver 2015 featured a competition to recognise the most significant achievement by an IDF Member in each IDF region since January 2014. The projects and activities presented by the more than 180 Members that were showcased in the Village were judged on the following criteria:

A new approach to improve the health outcomes of women with gestational diabetes and their newborns

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) launched the global gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) model approach to care during a Satellite Symposium held at the IDF World Diabetes Congress in Vancouver.

Call for Venue: 2016 IDF Europe Youth Leadership Camp


World Diabetes Day 2015: make healthy eating a right not a privilege