HELLENIC DIABETES FEDERATION

Address :
8 Ferron street
104 34 Athens
Greece
Telephone number :
+30-2108838113
Email :
info@elodi.org
Website :
http://www.elodi.org
Facebook :
https://www.facebook.com/groups/elodi/
Founded in :
1997
Member of IDF since :
2000
Number of members :
5000

About

The Hellenic Diabetes Federation (EL.O.DI.) was founded in September 1997 by the union of the four associations in the country: the National Diabetes Association (AMC) was the first and only association for people with diabetes, the National Association for the Fight Against Juvenile Diabetes (P.E.A.N.D.), the Association of friends of children and adolescents with endocrine problem "The GALINOS" and Paneipirotiki Union for Juvenile Diabetes (EE .N.D.I.).

Activities

ELODI organizes every two years a Panhellenic Conference with the participation of leading scientists in the field.

They also organise informatice meetings and seminars with local clubs of children, adolescents and adults with diabetes

They actively participate in the Board of the National Center for Research, Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus and its complications (E.KE.DI.).

Publications & Newsletters

The Federation publishes a bi-monthly magazine freely distributed to all diabetes centers and clinics in Greece.

Message from the President

Mr Aristeidis Raptis - "In Hellenic Diabetes Federation we have the belief that diabetes cannot be characterized as a disability. Thanks to the modern means diabetes could be just a way of life. In our country there are two diabetes federations, Hellenic Diabetes Federation which became a member of IDF since 2000 and Panhellenic Federation of People with Diabetes, which became a member of IDF since 2013. Of course both are unions of patients and it would be better if they were united, a target which we try to achieve. But our effort runs upon the fact that they have been placed among the National Confederation of People with Disability, of which they are a member.
This accession means that they accept that diabetes is a disability. We believe that this is in opposition to the principles of IDF and for this reason we ask you to consider this matter".

 

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