The Latest News from IDF

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.

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.

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