News from IDF Europe

Prof Assal and Dr Lukacs win 2013 IDF Europe Prizes in Diabetes

Professor Jean-Philippe Assal  and Doctor Krisztina Lukacs were presented with the 2013 IDF Europe Prize in Diabetes at an award ceremony at the European Parliament in Brussels today.

Diabetes awareness week kicks off today in European Parliament

Diabetes awareness week kicks off today in the European Parliament in Brussels, coinciding with World Diabetes Day which is celebrated each year on 14 November. Hosted by Sarah Ludford MEP in collaboration with IDF Europe, the week aims at raising awareness of the diabetes epidemic through a series of initiatives.

New issue of Treatment Strategies - Diabetes now online!

The latest issue of Treatment Strategies - Diabetes is now available online.

The Latest IDF Europe News Update is here!

Our latest IDF Europe News Update is here!

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.