News from IDF Europe


We can /I can act to reduce the global burden of two major non communicable diseases: diabetes and cancer

Brussels 4 February 2017: Diabetes and cancer, two major causes of death and disability in Europe have much in common, including the fact that they are highly preventable. It is time to act individually and collectively!

Diabetes and cancer: a deadly relation

Interviews with IDF Europe Prizes Winners and HALL OF FAME

In 2016,  three Awards have been assigned: one for a Young Researcher, (sponsored by AstraZeneca) one for an association, in recognition of its 

International Migrants Day 2016: Efforts must be made to support the health of the most vulnerable in Europe

Efforts must be made to support the health of the most vulnerable in Europe

Brussels 18 December 2016.

Millions of people are moving within and into Europe every year. They are often vulnerable and their health is not sufficiently protected. Efforts must be made to support them.

Health for all and all for health: A call for Universal Health Coverage everywhere in Europe

Brussels 12 December 2016

Today in Europe many people with diabetes are financially struggling to access essential medicines for their therapy. IDF Europe calls for Universal Health Coverage everywhere in the continent.

Human Rights Day 2016

Brussels 10 December 2016 Too many people with diabetes in Europe suffer discrimination because of their condition. On Human Rights Day, and every day, we should stand up for their rights!

New Scientific Publication on Diabetes in Greece

We are happy to share with you a scientific article which has been recently published in Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, an official journal of IDF. 

Title: The prevalence and treatment patterns of diabetes in the Greek population based on real-world data from the nation-wide prescription database

Shoqata E Diabetit Në Shqipëri (Albanian Diabetes Association), #dedoc (Germany) and Dr Michael Gejl Jensen (Denmark) are the winners of 2016 IDF Europe Prizes in Diabetes

Brussels 28 November 2016 Diabetes is a major threat to Europe. IDF Europe celebrates people and organizations making a difference in Europe in the fight against the condition through the annual IDF Europe Prizes in Diabetes.

eUrMOVE Challenge – mission accomplished!

The goal of reaching 525,600 active minutes, corresponding to the number of minutes in the year 2016, has been overachieved!

Details will follow soon, as we complete reviewing the latest entries.

Activities ranged from walking, judo, volleyball, golf, rugby, climbing, olive-picking, seabed cleaning, rowing, waterpolo, cycling, horseback riding, soccer, gymnastics, parcours, tennis, swimming, running (from jogging to marathons), gardening …

Many thanks to all participants, individually and as teams, who made this happen!

World Diabetes Day 2016: The complexity of diabetes and its complications

Brussels 14 November 2016 Diabetes is a complex condition, often undiagnosed, requiring early detection and proper management to avoid complications.  The theme of World Diabetes Day 2016 is “Eyes on Diabetes”, with a focus on promoting the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and treatment to reduce the risk of serious complications.

Last year, 627.000 adults died of diabetes in Europe.

Last year, 145 billion Euros was spent on direct costs to treat diabetes; with indirect costs are added, this figure would treble.

Urbanisation and diabetes: A road to disaster

Brussels 31 October 2016 The pandemic of type 2 diabetes has strong connections with rapid urbanisation around the world. Urban planning must be re-though to build healthier and more liveable cities.

Urbanisation and diabetes: a deadly combination