The Latest News from IDF

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.

Early Type 2 Diabetes conversations survey launched

The International Diabetes Federation is very pleased to announce the launch of the largest multinational survey to investigate early conversations between physicians and people living with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D).
This survey, led by Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company, was developed in partnership with the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and will include more than 10,000 people with T2D and more than 6,500 treating-physicians across 26 countries worldwide.

Australia: New Initiative to Tackle Diabetes Epidemic

Australia will develop a new national strategy to tackle the nation's diabetes epidemic, announced Australian Minister for Health. This initiative has been made as part of the Opening Ceremony of the World Diabetes Congress 2013 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

IDF Europe study on Access to Quality Medecines & Medical Devices for Diabetes Care in Europe now online!

World Diabetes Day - 14 days later

From Abu Dhabi to Zanzibar the world once again came together on 14 November to mark World Diabetes Day. In a powerful of display of unity around a shared cause, millions have been going blue for diabetes throughout the month of November, raising awareness of the ever-increasing threat posed by the diabetes pandemic and working to improve the lives of the 382 million people currently living with diabetes.

World Diabetes Congress to be Australia's largest-ever medical congress

Running from 2-6 December at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the World Diabetes Congress will be the largest medical congress ever held in Australia and is the only global diabetes event of its kind. The Congress will welcome over 10,000 delegates from over 100 nations.

GreaterGood.org network supports Life for a Child

The IDF Life for a Child programme is pleased to have received a donation of $196USD through the generous support of the GreaterGood.org online community. Since March 2013 US based charitable organisation GreaterGood.org, a network of shopping websites supporting a variety of good causes, and its users have been donating to Life for a Child through their Gifts that Give More programme.

EConDA project website launched

The website for the EConDA project, of which IDF Europe is partner, was launched today.

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