News from IDF Europe

IDF Europe Prizes in Diabetes 2016

Since 2012, IDF Europe awards two IDF Europe Prizes in Diabetes yearly to reward excellence, innovation, and commitment in diabetes. In 2016, again two Awards will be assigned: one for a Young Researcher, and one for an association, in recognition of its Long-Standing Achievement.

IDF Europe Newsletter - July 2016

We are pleased to share this year's second Newsletter, which you can download here.
In this issue: news from our Members regarding World Health Day activities, Youth Leadership Camp, EU Affairs and more.
We ‎hope you will find it both informative and inspiring - the work IDF Members are doing in the European region is remarkable!


IDF Europe Symposium at EASD 2016

New Technologies and Therapies in Diabetes

improving Patient Quality of Life

This Symposium addresses new patient-centred technologies and new therapies for the treatment of diabetes.

The sessions are chaired by the patient representatives on the Board of IDF Europe and bring new focus to treatment.

There will be ample time for fruitful discussions around the main themes of the Symposium:

Food policy update – The Council of European Ministries of Health adopts Conclusions on Food Product Improvement

On the 17th June, 2016, the Council of European Ministries of Health led by the Dutch Presidency holders adopted a set of recommendations aimed at making healthy food choices more available to everyone in Europe. The Conclusions take the positive step of recognising the burden of overweight and obesity among children which is a serious cause for concern, and the role of nutrition, alongside other lifestyle related matters.

IDF Europe celebrates fathers around Europe

IDF Europe celebrates fathers around Europe

In 2016, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of an injection of “an aqueous pancreatic extract” into a diabetic dog by Dr. Nicolae Paulescu, and the 95th anniversary of the initial experiments for the discovery of insulin by Dr. Frederick Banting and Dr. Charles Best, the fathers of insulin. Through education, daily commitment and perseverance they made, together with their team at the University of Toronto, a tremendous difference in the lives of millions of people with diabetes.

World No Tobacco Day, 31 May

IDF Europe stands alongside the European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA) to urge European Member States to step up their efforts to reduce tobacco use to prevent smoking-related chronic diseases. read more


The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) just launched the 2016 European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention in clinical practice

We cannot get any heavier! IDF Europe calls to prevent and treat obesity to help stop the rise of type 2 diabetes in Europe

Brussels, 21 May 2016, European Obesity Day

Urbanisation, sedentarism at home and the workplace, unequal and reduced levels of physical activity[1]: the last decades have seen major social transformations in Europe, which have an impact on our way of life and our health. We have never been so physically inactive.

Mother's Day 2016 - Mothers are heros! Let's keep them strong.

 “Communities and countries, and ultimately the world are only as strong as the health of their women[1]”. One in 11 European adult women lives with diabetes today. Many more are at high risk, and gestational diabetes is increasing.  Over 140.000 children have type 1 diabetes in the European region and 21.600 more are diagnosed each year, thus also impacting the life of their mothers. Women should be the first to be protected against the diabetes pandemic.

405 MEPs sign Written Declaration 0008/2016!

The International Diabetes Federation European Region (IDF Europe) welcomes Written declaration 0008/2016 on diabetes for adoption by the European Parliament.

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