Diabetes in Society

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The health benefits of olive oil

However enticing 'the perfect Mediterranean diet' may sound, the mere mention of the word 'diet' can provoke a negative reaction in many people. Diets are associated with sacrifice and prohibited pleasure, and illness. However, the Mediterranean diet consists of a healthy and varied combination of foods. Moreover, while undoubtedly pleasant and appetizing, a Mediterranean diet consumed in the correct way can prevent a number of medical conditions.

IDF position statements: a call for action

The IDF Executive Office in Brussels is the focus of numerous requests for information about diabetes issues. These come from a range of sources, including the governments, industry, the media, Member Associations, and people with diabetes. The IDF staff and Officers are regularly asked to explain the position of the Federation with regards to subjects such as tobacco smoking or obesity. Information produced or gathered by IDF is processed into press copy or reproduced to support diabetes campaigns.

Exploring the world mythology of diabetes

Myths are defined on the one hand as traditional stories concerning the early history of people or explaining a natural or social phenomenon; alternatively they represent a widely held but false belief. There are many half-truths, exaggerations and distortions of reality surrounding diabetes which fall into both of these categories. Myths, often passed from generation to generation as oral history, represent a link between the past and present generations. As such, they often contain elements of the truth.

Double transplant: a diabetologist's return from diabetes

When she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 12 years, Silvia Iancu began a long and at times frightening voyage through care. At the time, she lived with her family under the constraints of the difficult regime in Romania; her parents' reaction to the diagnosis was one of fear and desperation. Given the hardships of life under the dictatorship, her parents did not know whether they would be able to provide the insulin and other diabetes supplies that Silvia would need to survive the condition.

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