News from IDF Europe

Batches of the insulin medicine NovoMix 30 FlexPen and Penfill to be recalled

Patients using medicine from the affected batches should be switched to products from unaffected batches or alternative treatment

The European Medicines Agency is giving recommendations on how to deal with a recall of some batches of the diabetes medicine NovoMix 30 FlexPen and Penfill. The affected batches are being recalled because of a manufacturing problem during the filling of the cartridges, which resulted in some batches of NovoMix 30 containing too high or too low amounts of insulin units per millilitre.

European Union introduces black triangle symbol for medicines under additional monitoring

The European Union (EU) has introduced a new process to label medicines that are being monitored particularly closely by regulatory authorities. These medicines are described as being under 'additional monitoring'.

IDF Europe supports statement on Nutrition and NCDs at 63rd WHO Regional Committee meeting

IDF Europe is supporting a joint statement that will be delivered tomorrow at the 63rd WHO Regional Committee for Europe meeting in Izmir, Turkey.

The statement has been submitted by the World Cancer Research Fund International, and on behalf of other organisations concerned with nutrition and non-communicable diseases: the European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians, European Heart Network, European Public Health Alliance, International Association for the Study of Obesity.

100 cyclists to bike 2,100 km from Brussels to Barcelona to raise awareness of diabetes

As many as 100 amateur and professional riders coming from all over the world will be pedaling for nearly two weeks from Brussels to Barcelona as part of the mHealth Grand Tour.

How can new technologies and social media empower people with diabetes?

How can new technologies and social media empower people with diabetes? This will be the question on debate during the IDF Europe Symposium to be held on 22 September 2013 at the 49th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Barcelona. The event will take place in the afternoon, from 14.30 to 17.00.

Why physical activity is key to prevent and treat chronic diseases?

The European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA) considers physical inactivity as one of the four common risk factors to the major chronic diseases causing 86% of deaths in Europe: cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, diabetes, kidney disease, cancers and respiratory and liver diseases.

IDF Europe supports statement to WHO European Ministerial Conference on Nutrition and Non-Communicable Diseases

IDF Europe Quarterly Newsletter - the Food Issue

The latest edition of our Quarterly Newsletter is here! This issue focuses on Food & Nutrition, two key aspects of diabetes prevention and management.

Find out more about the many initiatives carried out by diabetes associations across Europe to educate people with diabetes and the general public on food and nutrition, as well as the latest news from IDF Europe.

IDF Europe supports Healthcare Without Harm's declaration on Safe Medical Equipment

IDF Europe joins public health community NGOs in support of WHO Europe Action Plan on Food and Nutrition