Submitted by lala.rabemananjara on Tue, 05/31/2016 - 09:03
IDF Europe stands alongside the uropean Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA) to urge European Member States to step up their efforts to reduce tobacco use to prevent smoking-related chronic diseases. read more
Submitted by lala.rabemananjara on Fri, 05/27/2016 - 14:08
Submitted by chartmann on Fri, 05/20/2016 - 08:03
Brussels, 21 May 2016, European Obesity Day
Urbanisation, sedentarism at home and the workplace, unequal and reduced levels of physical activity: the last decades have seen major social transformations in Europe, which have an impact on our way of life and our health. We have never been so physically inactive.
Submitted by chartmann on Mon, 05/02/2016 - 18:44
The International Diabetes Federation European Region (IDF Europe) welcomes Written declaration 0008/2016 on diabetes for adoption by the European Parliament.
Submitted by chartmann on Thu, 04/21/2016 - 09:59
On the occasion of the European Commission meeting “Towards better prevention and management of chronic diseases” (21 April), IDF Europe is pleased to release its position on added sugar. This is a topic of great relevance for diabetes currently being debated at EU level.
To download the position paper please click here.
Submitted by chartmann on Thu, 04/07/2016 - 00:18
Brussels, 7 April 2016, World Health Day 2016
The burden of diabetes in the European region is truly alarming:
60 million adults are living with diabetes, over a third of whom are undiagnosed. 90% of all people with diabetes are estimated to have type 2 diabetes
32 million people are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes
Submitted by dpilleri on Thu, 03/24/2016 - 12:17
Approximately 60 million Europeans are living with diabetes today, including more than 90% with type 2 diabetes, and trends are on the rise: it is estimated that by 2040, they will be 71 million, or 11% of the adult population. Our region also has the highest number of children with type 1 diabetes in the world, 140 000, with over 20 000 new cases diagnosed annually. On top of the human suffering caused by diabetes, the economic cost of the disease in the European region is estimated at 145 billion Euro annually.
Submitted by dpilleri on Tue, 03/22/2016 - 09:36
Brussels, 22 March 2016, World Water Day
One in ten people worldwide still lacked improved drinking water sources in 2015: that is a staggering 663 million people1! While this situation is of less concern in Europe, access to affordable drinking water remains a challenge for many citizens across our region, where the cost of bottled soft drinks is often a competitive option.