IDF Europe

European Society of Cardiology (ESC) releases guidelines on CVD prevention in clinical practice

We encourage you to download the Guidelines http://www.escardio.org/Guidelines-&-Education/Clinical-Practice-Guidelines/CVD-Prevention-in-clinical-practice-European-Guidelines-on, read them carefully and disseminate them further.


World No Tobacco Day, 31 May

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


The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) just launched the 2016 European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention in clinical practice

We cannot get any heavier! IDF Europe calls to prevent and treat obesity to help stop the rise of type 2 diabetes in Europe

Brussels, 21 May 2016, European Obesity Day

Urbanisation, sedentarism at home and the workplace, unequal and reduced levels of physical activity[1]: 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.

Mother's Day 2016 - Mothers are heros! Let's keep them strong.

 “Communities and countries, and ultimately the world are only as strong as the health of their women[1]”. One in 11 European adult women lives with diabetes today. Many more are at high risk, and gestational diabetes is increasing.  Over 140.000 children have type 1 diabetes in the European region and 21.600 more are diagnosed each year, thus also impacting the life of their mothers. Women should be the first to be protected against the diabetes pandemic.

405 MEPs sign Written Declaration 0008/2016!

The International Diabetes Federation European Region (IDF Europe) welcomes Written declaration 0008/2016 on diabetes for adoption by the European Parliament.

IDF Europe releases position paper on added sugar

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.

2016 Youth Leadership Camp to be hosted by the Cyprus Diabetic Association

Join a group of youth advocates from all across Europe to share your challenges and triumphs and learn from each other's experiences at the 2016 IDF Europe Youth Leadership Camp (YLC)! The 6th edition of the YLC will be held from 11 to 17 July in Agros, Cyprus. We thank the Cyprus Diabetic Association for helping organising it.
Date: 
Mon, 07/11/2016 to Sun, 07/17/2016

World Health day 2016: It is time to act globally and locally to beat diabetes in Europe

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

UK levy on sugar-sweetened beverages should inspire governments across Europe

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.

World Water Day: for IDF Europe, safe drinking water should always be the most affordable option!

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.

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