IDF President Elect Dr Shaukat Sadikot and the Hon Judi Moylan – Global Coordinator of the IDF-Parliamentarians for Diabetes Global Network participating in the Diabetes Forum
Photo Courtesy of Adrian Haddad
The World Innovation Summit for Health was held in Doha, Qatar from the 17-18 February 2015.
President of the Parliamentarians for Diabetes Global Network, Mr Adrian Sanders and the Global Coordinator the Hon Judi Moylan, both attended the Forum. Judi Moylan was a member of the Diabetes Forum, chaired by Professor Stephen Colagiuri, Professor of Metabolic Health, Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition & Exercise, University of Sydney, participated in a panel discussion at the WISH Forum on Diabetes.
The Report of the WISH Diabetes Forum “Rising to the Challenge – Preventing and Managing Type 2 Diabetes” (the Report) can be accessed at http://http://goo.gl/Al3qXg.
The Report designed to “help policy makers rise to the challenge” to better manage diabetes and its complications, includes valuable case studies.
It is now known that at a global level, type 2 diabetes is one of the major challenges facing policymakers today. The statistics of rising prevalence and the associated health and economic impact are staggering.
The Report proposes three key policy goals:
1. Improve disease management for people with diabetes to reduce complication rates
2. Establish effective surveillance to identify and support those at risk of type 2 diabetes
3. Introduce a range of interventions that help to create an environment focused on prevention