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IDF School of Diabetes: Tackling diabetes through education

World Diabetes Day 2016 on 14 November marks the launch of the International Diabetes Federation’s School of Diabetes, a flagship initiative of the Federation to help address the gaps that currently exist in the provision of quality care for people with diabetes around the world. Diabetes Voice spoke to IDF President Dr Shaukat Sadikot about the IDF School of Diabetes and what it will achieve.


Diabetic retinopathy: from evidence and promise to real life observations

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most feared complications of diabetes and one of the leading causes of preventable blindness in the working age population in developed countries. As the number of people with diabetes increases worldwide, the number of people who are at risk for developing retinopathy increases, too.

Early detection and timely treatment can prevent or delay diabetic retinopathy

The increased prevalence of diabetes means that more and more people are also developing diabetes complications, such as diabetic retinopathy.

Voices of diabetes: where I find the best information about living with diabetes

A good part of living with diabetes well is getting connected to sources of information that are reliable and relevant. For most people who develop type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes, that first source of information comes from the diabetes specialist or healthcare provider at diagnosis.

Diabetes in the young, school performance and KiDS

School is a vital part of life for children, who spend up to a third of their time in varying educational institutions from the age of 4 to 5 years through to young adulthood.

Food security top issue for Diabetes in Indigenous Peoples Stream

The Diabetes in Indigenous Peoples Stream for the International Diabetes Federation World Diabetes Congress Vancouver 2015 is proud to present a programme where we will explore how the high prevalence of diabetes in indigenous populations is fueled by underlying social, economic and historic factors, including extreme poverty, barriers to education and health care, and the degradation of fragile eco

Having fun in a safe and educational environment

Worldwide, thousands of children living with type 1 diabetes participate in residential and day camps giving them the opportunity to fulfill a recreational, educational, and social need. Camp provides a safe and productive framework to manage diabetes in a fun and active environment. Successful diabetes camps are built upon solid diabetes education and management, qualified medical staff and purposeful camp activities.

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?”

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