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Cinco preguntas sobre la salud móvil

Los impactos positivos de la salud móvil o mhealth se están comenzando a hacerse notar pero todavía hay mucho que hacer antes de que se convierta en parte de la forma en que ofrecemos asistencia sanitaria.

South-South cooperation to improve diabetes care

China, Zimbabwe and Ecuador will have an exclusive opportunity to replicate and adapt a successful diabetic foot care project originally developed in Alexandria, Egypt. This pioneering partner approach to diabetes care is a first of its kind South-South cooperation for the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). A South-South cooperation promotes the sharing of best practices in research and prevention between low and middle income countries.

An Olympic challenge

IDF’s Blue Circle Champion Kris Freeman has returned from his fourth Winter Olympics in Sochi. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2000 at the age of 19, he was told that his career was over. However, a combination of personal strength, perseverance and the right tools for diabetes management helped Kris excel at one of the toughest endurance sports.

Everyone's talking about sugar

At the start of March, the WHO has released a new guidance around sugar intake. We asked Dr Nita Forouhi from the Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge for her insight on the guidance, whether it comes too late and the impact it could have on diabetes prevalence.

Five questions on mobile health

The positive impacts of mobile health or mHealth are starting to be noticed but there is still much to do before it becomes part of how we provide good healthcare. IDF talks with Brian O’Connor, Chair of the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance), on the benefits of health becoming more mobile and the need for success stories to showcase mHealth projects.

Nordic Diabetic Foot Symposium

The Nordic Diabetic Foot Task Force has initiated the first Nordic Diabetic Symposium with the aim to actively promote and support the systematic implementation of best practices in diabetic foot care in the Nordic countries.

The symposium will provide a forum for sharing and disseminating high-level scientific evidence as well as local examples of best practices in diabetic foot care. The programme will comprise sessions with invited speakers and hands-on workshops.

Wed, 11/05/2014 to Thu, 11/06/2014


Population: 10.9 million (mid-2013)1
GDP per capita (PPP International $): $6102
Total expenditure on health per capita: (PPP int. $): 522

17th CDA/CSEM Professional Conference and Annual Meetings

The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) /Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM) Professional Conference is the premiere event that annually draws together top healthcare professionals and scientists from across Canada to exchange ideas and improve the understanding, care and management of diabetes and other endocrine diseases.

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Wed, 10/22/2014 to Sat, 10/25/2014

Se desafía a las ciudades a ser “conscientes sobre la diabetes”

La ciudades del mundo pronto tendrán la oportunidad de ser designadas “conscientes sobre la diabetes”. Se les desafiará a que muestren que sus servicios públicos y negocios fomentan estilos de vida saludables para las personas con diabetes y aquellos en riesgo.

Les villes mises au défi de sensibiliser au diabète

Les villes du monde entier auront bientôt l’opportunité de devenir officiellement « sensibilisées au diabète ». Pour ce faire, elles devront prouver que leurs services publics et entreprises encouragent un mode de vie plus sain pour les personnes atteintes de diabète ou à risque de le développer.