Diabetes in Society

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New IDF network represents the global voice of diabetes

Blue Circle Voices (BCV) is a new IDF initiative, which will represent the interests of people living with, or affected by, diabetes, through a worldwide network of members and other stakeholders. BCV will act as the global voice of people living with diabetes and will draw upon the experiences of people living with diabetes from countries represented by IDF Members.

The Insulin Express, a memoir by Oren Liebermann

Oren Liebermann, a CNN correspondent based in Jerusalem, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in February, 2014. Type 1 diabetes interrupted a year-long travel adventure and Oren’s diagnosis was revealed just after he tackled the Annapurna Base Camp trek in Nepal.

Voices of diabetes: where I find the best information about living with diabetes

A good part of living with diabetes well is getting connected to sources of information that are reliable and relevant. For most people who develop type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes, that first source of information comes from the diabetes specialist or healthcare provider at diagnosis.

How does the cost of diabetes affect me and my family?

People with diabetes incur medical costs that can range anywhere from 2 to 5 times greater than people living without diabetes. The extent to which they have to bear these costs or a proportion of them themselves will depend upon the health system where they live and receive care.

Diabetes voices: reducing my risk of type 2 diabetes


Healthy eating challenges for diabetes self-management

What is healthy eating?  A healthy lifestyle involves many choices and for all people in our modern world today choosing balanced nutrition is a priority to live a long healthy life. Generally, it is recognized that a healthy eating strategy emphasizes vegetables, fruit, whole grains, lean meat and foods low in salt and added sugar.  

Having fun in a safe and educational environment

Worldwide, thousands of children living with type 1 diabetes participate in residential and day camps giving them the opportunity to fulfill a recreational, educational, and social need. Camp provides a safe and productive framework to manage diabetes in a fun and active environment. Successful diabetes camps are built upon solid diabetes education and management, qualified medical staff and purposeful camp activities.

Apoyo para soportar los altibajos de la vida universitaria en los EEUU

Equilibrar los rigores de la vida universitaria y la diabetes tipo 1 puede resultar difícil si no se cuenta con el apoyo adecuado. Es emocionante lograr dar el paso desde la vida en el hogar hacia la nueva independencia durante la universidad, pero, cuando se tiene diabetes tipo 1, también exige el compromiso de dar prioridad a la salud y al bienestar.

Soutenir les hauts et les bas de la vie estudiantine

Mettre en équilibre les exigences de la vie estudiantine et du diabète de type 1 peut être difficile sans un soutien adéquat. De même, réussir la transition entre la vie familiale et l'indépendance nouvelle qu'offre l'université est un défi excitant mais qui exige également de donner la priorité à la santé et au bien-être avec le diabète de type 1.

Les voix du diabète : quel est votre plus grand supporter ?

La gestion du diabète de type 1 et de type 2 est une tâche complexe, souvent difficile et qui demande du temps. Le burnout lié au diabète est un symptôme courant, de nombreuses personnes se sentant submergées et vaincues par le diabète, de même que frustrées par le fardeau que représente l'autogestion.

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