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06 July 2015



Combating vision loss: researcher look at innovative treatment for diabetic retinopaty

European researchers test innovative eye-drop treatment to stop development of diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness in developed countries   Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to severe eye problems....

Public health community calls on EU to save school fruit scheme

IDF Europe has joined 11 public health organisations to call on the European Commission to save the EU School Fruit Scheme. The Commission is considering suspending the scheme as it sees it as an obstacle to achieve its...

News from Europe


NeuroDiab: partering to combat diabetic neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is one of the most common disabling complications of diabetes. From numbness to chronic pain, and including amputations, diabetic neuropathy can have an irreversible and devastating impact on the lives of...

Helping people with diabetes see the world in bright colours

Eye problems and blindness are amongst the most feared complications of diabetes. While most people with diabetes only have minor eye problems, regular check-ups are key to keep these complications minor, or to ensure early...

Movers & Shakers


Meet Dr Joana Gaspar, young researcher in diabetes

On 5 November 2014, Dr Joana Gaspar of the Chronic Diseases Research Center (CEDOC) of the NOVA University of Lisbon (Portugal) was presented with the 2014 IDF Europe Prize in Diabetes for Young Researcher at an award...

Meet Joe Fraser, youth advocate spreading the work on diabetes education

We have talked to Joe Fraser, a youth advocate living with type 1 diabetes from the United Kingdom. Back in 2013, Joe took part in the IDF Europe Youth Leadership Camp. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 13, Joe...



New report looks at chronic diseases management in European health systems

The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies has released a report looking at the range of care models for chronic care management in 12 European countries. The publication gives insights into the people...

WHO Global status report on noncommunicable diseases 2014

The Global Status Report on noncommunicable diseases 2014 published by the World Health Organization (WHO) calls for urgent government action as NCDs claim 16 million preventable deaths per year. The report urges countries...