News from IDF Europe

World Kidney Day - Diabetes and kidney disease: The International Diabetes Federation European Region (IDF Europe) joins the international awareness campaign on the importance of healthy kidneys

People with diabetes have an increased risk of developing a number of serious health problems due to consistently high blood glucose levels, amongst which kidney disease (nephropathy).

Chronic kidney disease is among the most frequent long-term complications of diabetes and its advanced stage is one of the most feared causes of reduced quality of life for people with diabetes, as it entails dialysis (blood-filtering treatment) for life, or a kidney transplant. Between 10 and 20% of people with diabetes die of kidney failure.

An online discussion on nutrition and diabetes is taking place this week in the framework of an online Citizens Engagement Campaign on Chronic Diseases

The Brussels-based European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy is currently holding an online Citizens Engagement Campaign on Chronic Diseases on “How technology and media at the service of a broad European network can support evidence-based policy making in the 21st century” through leading media in 10 European countries. IDF Europe has contributed as a knowledge partner.

World Cancer Day – The International Diabetes Federation European Region (IDF Europe) stands alongside the international cancer control community in the common fight against two major non-communicable diseases

4 February 2016, World Cancer Day

Cancer and diabetes caused the death of over two million Europeans in 2015. Poor diet, lack of physical activity, tobacco smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and environmental factors such as chemical pollutants but also social isolation and stress are among the diseases’ long list of common risk factors. Furthermore, people who have diabetes are at high risk of developing certain types of cancer.

International Migrants Day - diabetes as a social, economic and health concern

The International Diabetes Federation European Region (IDF Europe) expresses its solidarity with migrants and the many challenges they face across Europe.

IDF Europe warmly welcomes initiatives recognising both the opportunities and challenges related to migration, such as the UN Declaration on International Migration and Development of October 2013 and the important work of the Council of Europe in this area. In this respect IDF Europe would like to highlight the serious problems faced by migrants in the area of health, diabetes in particular.

Call for Venue: 2016 IDF Europe Youth Leadership Camp

 

IDF Europe Celebrates World Diabetes Day in the European Parliament in Strasbourg

IDF Europe, in collaboration with Therese Comodini Cachia MEP and Nicola Caputo MEP, marked World Diabetes Day 2015 in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Our diabetes awareness week comprised of a lunch debate, exhibition area, and blood glucose testing.

Read more here.


OECD releases report on Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes

IDF Europe welcomes the new OECD publication on Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Diabetes. While CVD mortality has reduced, the burgeoning diabetes burden will increase those at risk of CVD.

Read the recommendations in the report.


Joint letter to WHO Europe: Public Health NGOs support nutrient profile model

To Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, Regional Director World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe

 

Dear Dr Jakab,

We, the undersigned organisations, strongly support and endorse the WHO nutrient profile model as a scientifically sound basis for policy action.

Apply for the 2015 IDF Europe Prizes in Diabetes

This year again IDF Europe will recognize commitment, excellence and innovation in Diabetes by rewarding a prize to two individuals who are striving to make life better for people with diabetes and those at risk. The two categories are Young Researcher and Long-Standing Achievement.  

Join the IDF Europe team as part of the 2015 Staff Exchange Programme

For the 5th consecutive year, IDF Europe is continuing its Member Associations Staff Exchange Programme. If you are working for an IDF Europe member association, apply for this unique opportunity to join the IDF Europe-team and work in Brussels in a dynamic and international environment for 6 months (July to December 2015).

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