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Meet IDF President–Elect, Dr. Shaukat Sadikot

Dr. Shaukat M. Sadikot is the President-Elect of IDF, and will be IDF President for 2016-2017. We had a chance to meet with the President-Elect at his home in Mumbai, India to discuss his upcoming term as President over the next two years.

WDC15 Basic and Clinical Stream to offer extensive coverage on treatment advances

Since the stunning discovery in Toronto in 1922 that type 1 diabetes arises from a deficiency of insulin, a novel hormone produced in the pancreas, the management of diabetes has been firmly grounded in scientific advances that continue to shape our understanding of the pathophysiology and guide our choices in selecting optimal therapies for type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

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

World Diabetes Congress 2015: Public Health & Epidemiology Stream

The continuing global epidemic of diabetes exacts huge costs both in terms of human suffering and economics, and the importance of understanding the origins of the epidemic and the development of methods to abate it has never been higher.

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.

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?”

WDC 2015: Evaluar progresos y resultados en todo el mundo

La vertiente sobre “Desafíos sanitarios mundiales” del próximo Congreso Mundial de Diabetes de la FID , que se celebrará en Vancouver, trata sobre diversos temas de importancia global, vinculando el riesgo y los resultados de la diabetes a los factores demográficos, políticos, nutricionales, reproductivos, las comorbilidades, la tecnología y el comercio.

WDC 2015: Assessing global progress and results

The Global Health Challenges Stream at the upcoming IDF World Diabetes Congress in Vancouver addresses many issues of global importance, linking diabetes risk and outcomes with demographics, politics, nutrition, reproduction, co-morbidities, technology and trade. Many of the topics will touch on the solutions for translating scientifically proven concepts into population benefits.

WDC 2015: Triumphing over complexity and flourishing with diabetes

 

Schools take the lead in the fight against diabetes

Approximately 79,000 children are diagnosed with diabetes each year around the world.1 Schools play an important role in protecting the rights of children and teenagers with diabetes. However, the lack of knowledge within schools about diabetes can lead to isolation, stigma and discrimination.2-5

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