IDF Europe, in collaboration with Therese Comodini Cachia MEP and Nicola Caputo MEP, marked World Diabetes Day 2015 in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Our diabetes awareness week comprised of a lunch debate, exhibition area, and blood glucose testing.
This year again IDF Europe will recognize commitment, excellence and innovation in Diabetes by rewarding a prize to two individuals who are striving to make life better for people with diabetes and those at risk. The two categories are Young Researcher and Long-Standing Achievement.
For the 5th consecutive year, IDF Europe is continuing its Member Associations Staff Exchange Programme. If you are working for an IDF Europe member association, apply for this unique opportunity to join the IDF Europe-team and work in Brussels in a dynamic and international environment for 6 months (July to December 2015).
Join a group of youth advocates from all across Europe to share your challenges and triumphs and learn from each other's experience at the 2015 IDF Europe Youth Leadership camp. This year's camp will be held from 13 to 19 July 2015 in the Papendal Sports Centre, in Arnhem, The Netherlands. IDF Europe looks forward to working together with the Bas van de Goor Foundation.
From the new WHO nutrient profile model to help curb marketing of unhealthy foods to children to the the call to save the EU School Fruit Scheme, find out about the latest policy and advocay developments in diabetes and health related issues.
High dietary salt intake is linked to hypertension, stroke, heart failure, kidney disease, kidney stones, stomach and colon cancer. Population-wide salt reduction is therefore a critical component of public health efforts to address these major threats.
The European Chronic Diseases Alliance (ECDA) has just published a position paper calling on EU action to protect European citizens' health and reduce excessive salt intake.