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Testing the limits - the double burden of diabetes and disaster

 

DAWN2 study results on families: the hidden burden of diabetes

DAWN2 study highlights importance of active involvement, engagement and education of people with diabetes

Self-management support and diabetes education is essential for people with diabetes to actively engage in effective diabetes self-management. People with diabetes who feel capable of self-managing their diabetes have the opportunity to live better lives with diabetes, get more support and to better utilize the health care system.

 


DAWN2 study results: provision of quality team-based and individualized diabetes care

Modern diabetes care demands the comprehensive knowledge of multiple medical, nursing and paramedical specialties and is ideally delivered by a coordinated team of experts. This care should be provided in an individualized or person-centred manner to improve its acceptability as well as its effectiveness. Diabetes care is constantly evolving, hopefully for the better.

The role of diabetes technology in children and youth: getting connected for better control


Francine R. Kaufman

Taming the diabetes monster

Elizabeth Snouffer

Children and diabetes: success and challenge in the developing world

Graham Ogle, Angie Middlehurst and Robyn Short-Hobbs

Good things come in pairs: the Cambodia-Korea Twinning Project

Professor Bong Yun Cha, Chairman of the Korean Diabetes Association and Dr. Touch Khun, Chief of Diabetology at the Preah Kossamak Hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia report on the exciting partnership reflected in the IDF’s Association Twinning Initiative. Learn how people living with diabetes in Cambodia are getting extra help for better care by virtue of the first and more significantly, the second, Cambodia-Korea Twinning Project.


Gestational diabetes – an update from India

In recent decades, more women of a reproductive age have diabetes, and more pregnancies are complicated by pre-existing diabetes especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Also of concern is gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) - the type of diabetes that is first recognized during pregnancy and affects up to 15% of women worldwide.


Using community theatre to promote diabetes education and prevention in Fiji

A group of US researchers base their hypothesis to improve diabetes outcomes on the anonymous statement above – one that encapsulates the power of community theatre. The underlying premise is to involve people in the educational process, establish a connection in which people feel comfortable and are entertained, and feel that the message that is being transmitted is one that they can accept easily and, crucially, incorporate into their daily lives.

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