Diabetes beyond healthcare

Editor-in-Chief's editorial

A new Diabetes Atlas: new data, new hope

"More than 300 million people world wide are at risk of developing diabetes, and the disease's economic impact in some hard-hit countries could be higher than that of the AIDS pandemic, diabetes experts warned." Reuters, 25 August 2003. This was the thrust of an article which was read by people all over the world on the day on which the second edition of the Diabetes Atlas was launched by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).

Deaths from diabetes

Editor-in-chief's editorial

A year of concentration on kidneys

President's editorial

Make more noise: forging links with the media

Opinions are divided as to the positive and negative aspects of the growth in the reach and power of the media. Good or bad, the dramatic evolution of the media has undoubtedly created some interesting opportunities for campaign and advocacy organizations that wish to develop links with the media in order to spread their message. Stijn Deceukelier looks at ways in which diabetes associations can maximize contacts with the media.

To promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide

President's editorial

World Diabetes Day: a holistic approach to raising awareness

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is the focus of the principal global awareness campaign of the diabetes world. The events of 14 November widely contribute to raising awareness of the considerable human and societal costs of a health condition which, despite affecting around 200 million people around the world, is often inadequately addressed or indeed ignored. In this article, Lorenzo Piemonte reports on the growing significance of this key date in the diabetes calendar.

IDF position statements: a call for action

The IDF Executive Office in Brussels is the focus of numerous requests for information about diabetes issues. These come from a range of sources, including the governments, industry, the media, Member Associations, and people with diabetes. The IDF staff and Officers are regularly asked to explain the position of the Federation with regards to subjects such as tobacco smoking or obesity. Information produced or gathered by IDF is processed into press copy or reproduced to support diabetes campaigns.

Sisters Together: move more, eat better, prevent diabetes

Populations around the world are getting fatter. People of all ages are showing signs of diabetes and other conditions which are associated with being fat. It has been found that people of African, Asian and Hispanic origins are at particularly increased risk from obesity and obesity-related conditions such as diabetes. Due to a variety of cultural and socio-economic factors, women from these populations seem to be at especially high risk from the dangers of overweight.

Raising awareness

President's editorial