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Diabetes organisations align to show support for WHO statement

The most recent report by the WHO, published in this month’s edition of Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice has concluded that HbA1c machines can now be used as a diagnostic test for diabetes, with an HbA1c of 6.5% being recommended as the cut point for diagnosing diabetes.

UN Summit talks stalled - Reuters interview NCDA Chair Ann Keeling

Europe and U.S. accused of stalling U.N. disease talks

LONDON | Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:05pm EDT

UN Member States jeopardise international progress on non-communicable disease epidemic

UN Member States jeopardise international progress on non-communicable disease epidemic

Geneva - International progress on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and chronic respiratory disease, is at grave risk, because of recent efforts by some member states to postpone and weaken United Nations negotiations, an alliance of civil society organisations warned today.

Let's show our OUTRAGE and UNITE for a Healthy Future

In less than 50 days time, on 19-20 September 2011, policy leaders from around the world will come together for the United Nations High-Level Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) - cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes. During this high level meeting they will focus on the global threat caused by NCDs.

Life for a Child childhood diabetes education resources section

The International Diabetes Federation Life for a Child Programme has launched an online section - www.lifeforachild.org/diabetes-education-resources - that provides diabetes education resources for children with diabetes. The Programme has recognised for some time that one of the greatest barriers to improving the quality of care for children with diabetes in developing countries is the lack of education materials.

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IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes

This section is intended to become the unique gathering point for the participants in the IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes Programme, as well as to serve as a  central resource for all those interested in gaining further  knowledge of, or making contact with, the programme.

IDF Call for Nominations - Deadline 22 July

The International Diabetes Federation is seeking the nomination of members for the next Board for the elections to be held at the General Council in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on 3 December 2011. The next Board will serve from 1 January 2013 until November 2015. All nominations are to be submitted online. Read more.


Calling East Africa to Action!

BRIDGES announces projects selected from 3rd round of funding

The IDF BRIDGES programme, which funds translational research projects in primary and secondary prevention of diabetes, has announced the projects selected from its 3rd round of funding. 3 new short term and 4 new long term projects will be supported, increasing the total number of supported projects to 29 in 24 countries.

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