• IDF Europe Prizes in Diabetes Call for Nominations

    July 07 2017

    The annual IDF Europe Prizes in Diabetes are now open for nominations!

    Please read more about it here

    Interested in learning the experiences of past winners, their stories are available here.

    Submit your nominations by 4 Oct 2017

  • 10-16 July, Youth Leadership Camp 2017 in Romania

    July 07 2017

    The 7th edition of the IDF Europe Youth Leadership Camp has just come to an end and it was a great success! The organizing team welcomed 22 participants from 21 European countries for a full week of interactive workshops, presentations, and sports activities, with the aim of developing the next generation of young advocates in diabetes. You can find the programme HERE.

    This year’s camp took place in  Cluj-Napoca, Romania, between the 10th and 16th July, in collaboration with the Federatia Romana de Diabet, Nutritie si Boli Metabolice

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    As in previous years, the camp involved a range of activities such as team building games, physical activities, presentations by the participants and workshops lead by the IDF Europe team. Topics covered included youth activism and advocacy in Europe, leadership, living with diabetes and healthcare systems in Europe.

    It is no doubt that the highlight of the week was the flash mob. This was performed by the participants on the 13th July in the salt mine of Turda, at 115 meters depth! The live performance was shared on Facebook and other social media platforms, attracting more than 600 views in less than a few minutes. An excellent example of their path towards more youth advocacy in diabetes!

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    Finally, we would like to say a big thank you to the Federatia Romana de Diabet, Nutritie si Boli Metabolice as well as our sponsors, Eli Lilly and the Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND), who have continuously supported this important initiative for young Europeans living with diabetes.

    “I would wholeheartedly recommend the camp! The week was invaluable. I met great friends, inspirational professionals, and had experiences I will never forget - especially organizing a flash mob in a salt mine! I cannot thank IDF Europe and Diabetes UK enough. The most important outcome for me was perhaps the simplest: it made me realize that all the projects in my mind can be truly realized with the right effort, strength, and passion. It was incredible to meet people in careers I aspire towards, and I feel I now have the knowledge and confidence to set my own projects in motion. With a mission at heart, we can all be leaders and make the change we want to see in the world”.  Rebecca, UK

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    If you’re interested in knowing more about our summer camp, please visit: or email us at: 

  • Manage Care Booklet Presentation “Living with Diabetes: I can do it!”

    July 07 2017

    The Cyprus Diabetic Association organised a presentation of the Mangage Care Booklet on Monday 29 May 2017, at the Hellenic Bank Headquarters in Nicosia, Cyprus. The event was a great success with more than 150 persons present.

    The President of the Cyprus Diabetic Association addressed the audience and informed them of the various IDF projects such as the project called KiDS, which refers to Children and Diabetes at Schools and which was adopted by the Cyprus Diabetic Association by delivering seminars to school teachers. The European Union-funded project Manage Care consortium developed the book "Living with Diabetes: I can succeed!", which is a manual empowering people with diabetes to have a better quality of life and avoid complications. 

    The Cyprus Diabetic Association, in an effort to assist the improvement of knowledge and enlighten people with diabetes, is offering the book free of charge to people with diabetes.

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