News from IDF Europe

28 March - Lille, France: Diabetes and Ramadan International Alliance Meeting

The Diabetes and Ramadan International Alliance is holding a session on 28 March in Lille, France,

2017 Youth Leadership Camp, 10-16 July, Faget-Cluj-Napoca/ROMANIA

We are happy to inform you that the 7th edition of the YLC will be held on July 10th-16th in Faget-Cluj-Napoca, Romania.  We thank the Federatia Romana de Diabet, Nutritie si Boli Metabolice for hosting it!

World Water Day - 22 March 2017

Brussels 22 March 2017

Adopting our strategy to prevent type 2 diabetes in Portugal

New article in BMC Health on 'Sustained Diabetes Risks Reduction' in Poland

IDF Europe is happy to share with you the latest results from a project on reducing the long-term risks of Type 2 diabetes in Poland, to read more please visit

World Kidney Day 2017 - 9 March 2017

Adherence, persistence and patient activation: three pillars against diabetes complications

Brussels 9 March 2017: The burden of diabetes-related complications, including chronic kidney disease, could be avoided through diabetes prevention, better diabetes follow-up, early diagnosis and timely treatment of the complications, stronger patient empowerment and adherence to therapy

International Women’s Day 2017

“Women and diabetes:  our right to a healthy future”

On International Women’s Day, 8 March, we spoke to Vida Augustiniene, IDF Europe Board Member from Lithuania, about the role of women in diabetes management and how to fight the growing prevalence of Gestational Diabetes.

Today we are celebrating women are the world. Why this day is important for you and the diabetes community?

Celebrating women is like living with diabetes: it should be a daily commitment from all! Unfortunately this is not yet the case, so we need to be perseverant.

''I Make a Wish'' Campaign

IDF Europe is glad to share with you a “I make a wish”: the campaign of the two main French patient associations to fight against discrimination.

Read more here

1 March 2017 - Zero Discrimination Day

Brussels 01 March 2017

Stand up for our rights!

On Zero Discrimination Day, we spoke with Kyle Jacques Rose, member of the Board of the International Diabetes Federation, European Region

Kyle, you are a strong advocate for the rights of people with diabetes - what does this day represent for you?

IDF Europe releases position paper on mobile apps

IDF Europe is a strong supporter of innovation in healthcare. Witnessing the emergence of mobile applications (Apps) in the field of diabetes in recent years, and given the general uptake of a connected lifestyle, IDF Europe reflected on  ‘Mobile Applications in Diabetes’ in a position paper.

The full paper is available for download HERE.


We can /I can act to reduce the global burden of two major non communicable diseases: diabetes and cancer

Brussels 4 February 2017: Diabetes and cancer, two major causes of death and disability in Europe have much in common, including the fact that they are highly preventable. It is time to act individually and collectively!

Diabetes and cancer: a deadly relation