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Tackling childhood obesity: a novel school-based programme in India

Childhood obesity, which predisposes to type 2 diabetes and several other diseases, is an emerging health problem in India.

Shaping the Future of Diabetes Prevention and Education

As the new chair of the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), a joint programme of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), I am excited about the opportunity to work with NDEP in its mission to improve diabetes treatment and outcomes, promote early diagnosis, and help people prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.

Defining roles and improving outcomes in person-centred care

The Education and Integrated Care Stream scheduled for the International Diabetes Federation's (IDF) World Diabetes Congress Vancouver 2015 will consist of a group of sessions in different formats and will attempt to answer the question “How can people with diabetes effectively manage their own care and what is the role of healthcare professionals?”

Supporting the highs and lows of college life - interview with Christina Roth

Balancing the rigours of college life and type 1 diabetes can be tough without adequate support. Making a successful transition from home life to new independence at college is exciting but also requires a commitment to prioritize health and well-being with type 1 diabetes. Challenges may include barriers to access for medicine or healthcare services and emotional isolation.

Improving healthcare education for type 2 diabetes nutrition

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the complexity of nutrition issues in type 2 diabetes care warrants the use of a skilled and registered dietician to implement nutrition therapy into individualised diabetes management and education.1 Today, however, people with type 2 diabetes are becoming a larger part of practices of primary care clinicians, and may not always have access to a specialised nutritionist o

IDF and BRIDGES span the globe to tackle diabetes

Translational research helps to apply successful outcomes from basic science into practical real-life applications in communities. Today, this type of research is gaining widespread attention in the prevention and treatment of diabetes.

Schools open doors to lifestyle lessons in Tunisia


An epidemiological transition is occurring in Tunisia. Prevalence of diabetes has increased from 2.3% in 1977 to 6.4% in 1990 and reached 10 to 15% in 2000. Increased diabetes prevalence is rising hand-in-hand with obesity, which represents an important risk factor of type 2 diabetes.

Lifestyle intervention eases battle with diabetes

Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in Southeast Asia with a population exceeding 180 million. Today, diabetes prevalence in Pakistan is estimated to be 6.8%.1 In 2010, a World Bank report warned that Pakistan is facing a health crisis, with rising rates of diabetes, obesity, heart disease obesity and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Motivating better diabetes self-care with SMS text messaging

Good self-management is crucial for experiencing a healthy life with diabetes. Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and Diabetes Self-Management Support (DSMS) activities provide a process for people living with diabetes to gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify their behaviour. DSME and DSMS also help people with diabetes self-manage the disease and related conditions.

Professional workshops help fill gaps in diabetes self-management

More than seven million people have diabetes in Brazil, the fifth largest country in the world. Prevalence of diabetes in 2013 exceeded 9% and it is estimated that diabetes is responsible for more than 80,000 deaths each year.1 The increase in life expectancy of the global population, combined with a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle are contributing to higher rates of type 2 diabetes and Brazil is no exception.


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