The Portuguese Diabetes Association APDP was presented with the first IDF Europe Prize in Diabetes today on World Diabetes Day at an awarding ceremony at the European Parliament in Brussels. The prize was handed over to the association in recognition of its continuous and outstanding work to improve the lives of people living with diabetes.
Founded in 1926, APDP (Associação Protectora dos Diabéticos de Portugal) is the world’s oldest diabetes association. Since its foundation, the association has been a pioneer in as many fields as diabetes prevention and education, diabetes care, research and training of healthcare professionals.
Professor João Raposo, Clinical Director or APDP, was present in Brussels to receive the award. “It is an honour for me to receive the first IDF Europe Prize in Diabetes on behalf of APDP. This award is a recognition of the hard work our association has been carrying over the past 86 years to improve the lives of people living with diabetes. It encourages us to continue our search for the best possible treatment, develop innovative prevention and education programmes and fight for the rights of people with diabetes”, commented João Raposo.
An initiative led by the European Region of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF Europe), the prize aims to raise awareness about diabetes and give recognition to individuals or organizations for their excellence and relentless commitment to the diabetes cause.
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