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.
Since 2012, IDF Europe awards two IDF Europe Prizes in Diabetes yearly, to reward excellence, innovation, and commitment in diabetes: the IDF Europe Young Researcher Award, and the IDF Europe Long standing achievement (alternatively an individual and an association).
These awards aim at increasing awareness about diabetes and acknowledging outstanding individuals who are dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes.
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.
Submitted by dpilleri on Thu, 03/10/2016 - 09:01
People with diabetes have an increased risk of developing a number of serious health problems due to consistently high blood glucose levels, amongst which kidney disease (nephropathy).
Chronic kidney disease is among the most frequent long-term complications of diabetes and its advanced stage is one of the most feared causes of reduced quality of life for people with diabetes, as it entails dialysis (blood-filtering treatment) for life, or a kidney transplant. Between 10 and 20% of people with diabetes die of kidney failure.
Submitted by dpilleri on Wed, 03/09/2016 - 14:29
The Brussels-based European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy is currently holding an online Citizens Engagement Campaign on Chronic Diseases on “How technology and media at the service of a broad European network can support evidence-based policy making in the 21st century” through leading media in 10 European countries. IDF Europe has contributed as a knowledge partner.
Submitted by dpilleri on Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:00
4 February 2016, World Cancer Day
Cancer and diabetes caused the death of over two million Europeans in 2015. Poor diet, lack of physical activity, tobacco smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and environmental factors such as chemical pollutants but also social isolation and stress are among the diseases’ long list of common risk factors. Furthermore, people who have diabetes are at high risk of developing certain types of cancer.