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Anne Belton

Ms Anne Belton from Canada is a diabetes nurse educator and education consultant. She is a Vice-President of the International Diabetes Federation for 2013-15. She was an IDF Vice-President for 2009-12 and has been a member of the Federation's Consultative Section on Education since 2000.

International Standards for Diabetes Education

"Every person with diabetes, no matter where they live in the world, deserves access to high quality education delivered by skilled clinicians" 

Marg McGill (former Chair IDF DECS, 2000-2009)

The International Standards for Diabetes Education are intended to be used by health professionals, as a basis to provide diabetes self-management education (DSME) and diabetes self-management support(DSMS) for people with diabetes. 

IDF Guideline on self-monitoring of blood glucose in non-insulin treated type 2 diabetes

In October 2008, the International Diabetes Federation Clinical Guidelines Task Force, in conjunction with the SMBG International Working Group, convened a workshop in Amsterdam to address the issue of SMBG utilization in people with type 2 diabetes (T2M) that is not treated with insulin.

Global Guideline on pregnancy and diabetes

Pregnancy is associated with changes in insulin sensitivity which may lead to changes in plasma glucose levels. For women with known diabetes or for women who develop diabetes during the pregnancy, these changes can put outcomes at risk. This guideline deals with the means of identifying women for whom such problems are new, and helping them, as well as women already known to have diabetes, to achieve the desired outcome of a healthy mother and baby.

IDF Guideline on Oral Health for People with Diabetes

UN Summit on NCDs

National Diabetes Programmes

Diabetes and oral health - information for health professionals

Diabetes and oral health - information for the public

Sleep apnoea and type 2 diabetes

Recent research demonstrates the likelihood of a relationship between type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), the most common form of sleep disordered breathing. The IDF consensus statement on sleep apnoea and type 2 diabetes wants to raise awareness of the association between the two conditions, which have significant implications on public health and on the lives of individuals.
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