The Latest News from IDF

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

World Diabetes Congress attracts over 10,300 delegates

The World Diabetes Congress (WDC) 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.

New guideline addresses shortfalls in diabetes care for older people

IDF has launched a global guideline to improve management of older people with type 2 diabetes. According to the guideline, care for many older people with diabetes is currently sub-optimal and fragmented leaving a large proportion of older people with unmet clinical and social needs. The guideline will support clinicians to make age and function-appropriate care decisions and set the standard of care governments and service providers should aim for.

New partnership to raise awareness of impact of heart disease in people with diabetes

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) announced the launch of a new global effort to quantify the regional and global burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people with diabetes.

CVD is one of the most common complications associated with diabetes and is responsible for over one third of all deaths in people with diabetes. This project is supported by a grant from the AstraZeneca/Bristol Myers Squibb Diabetes Alliance.

Parliamentarians Take Up Global Diabetes Challenge with the “Melbourne Declaration”

Members of more than 50 Parliaments have committed themselves to tackling the global challenge posed by the surging worldwide diabetes pandemic.

The Parliamentarians released the Melbourne Declaration on Diabetes at the World Diabetes Congress of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in Melbourne, Australia today.

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