IDF President takes a step for diabetes in Malawi
Earlier this year, supplies of insulin in Malawi ran out. Sir Michael Hirst, IDF President, was invited to visit the country by the Diabetes Association of Malawi. The objective was to kick-start the development of an action plan which would prevent such a crisis happening again. Sir Michael shares his Malawi experience with us.
Spotlight on Egypt
The Egyptian Diabetes Association (EDA) is the country’s principal diabetes NGO and a founding member of the IDF MENA region. Professor Morsi Arab, president of the organisation and former IDF Vice-President tells us about challenges in a country which has eight million people with diabetes.
Five questions on the Diabetes Atlas
The newest edition of IDF’s Diabetes Atlas will be released on November 14, World Diabetes Day. Associate Professor Jonathan Shaw, Associate Director of the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute and Leonor Guariguata, biostatistician at IDF tell us about the spread of the diabetes epidemic according to the Diabetes Atlas.
Countdown to Melbourne
Only 60 days until the World Diabetes Congress in Melbourne and members of IDF worldwide are ensuring this Congress will exceed expectations. IDF is now pleased to announce the attendance of global diabetes sporting superstars and celebrities including gold medal-winning Olympian, Cathy Freeman; celebrity chef and nephew of Bob Marley, Charles Mattocks and international cricketer Wasim Akram.
Diabetes champion of the Congo
Sister Marguerite Declerck has worked as a diabetes expert in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for over 50 years. Her enthusiasm for providing her diabetes patients with the best care possible under exceptional circumstances remains untouched. Here she gives us an incredible insight into the lives of people with diabetes in this country.
Living well with diabetes
Frédéric is French and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 11 years of age. He decided to create his own blog almost ten years ago in order to inform and to share his experience with his readers. Buoyed by his enthusiasm and love of life, he shares his plans for the future and his secrets for staying in shape.
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Barbados to Tanzania: Conquering Mount Kilimanjaro
Krystal Boyea, an IDF Young Leader living with diabetes has devoted her life to making a difference to the lives of others living with diabetes locally in Barbados, regionally in the Caribbean and internationally. And now Krystal has just completed the most challenging feat of her life: Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for diabetes. Read more
Final push for diabetes in future development agenda
From September 17, the 68th Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) provided a key moment for Member States and stakeholders to place diabetes on the global development agenda.
Diabetes education: Success in Sri Lanka
In late June, Life For a Child (LFAC) Education Manager Angie Middlehurst travelled to Sri Lanka at the invitation of the Diabetes Association of Sri Lanka (DASL). Read more
Donated strips and meters give new life to children
During April and May, around 1,300 children and youth supported by IDF's Life for a Child Programme (LFAC) received a blood glucose meter and access to 750 test strips (two test strips/day for a year). A gift that will change the way they are able to monitor their diabetes and care for their health. Read more
Tracking progress for action
Governments across the world have agreed international commitments to combat diabetes and improve the health of people with this devastating disease. However, many countries still lack the means to hold their governments to account for progress on those goals and targets. Read more
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