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01 September 2015



The mHealth Grand Tour: Biking from Brussels to Geneva to raise awareness about diabetes

On Thursday 3 September 2015, the riders of the mHealth Grand Tour will leave Brussels for a 9-day bike-ride from Brussels to Geneva. The tour is 1 500 kilometres long and includes more than 22,000 metres of...

Youth advocates share their experience of life with diabetes during Greece's economic hardship

The last few months have seen turbulence in Greece, something which has affected people living with diabetes perhaps more than others. Here, Konstantina Boumaki and Ioannis Zampetakis, both IDF Europe youth advocates, share...

News from Europe


Sweden: Youth leadership weekend creates strong group of advocates

In April, the council of Young Diabetes (the youth organization of the Swedish Diabetes Association), arranged an educational leadership weekend where 18 hopeful youths came together to start their journey towards becoming...

Germany: Youth raise money and awareness with online game charity

With her project “Blue Buff for Diabetes – carry the game and support a project”, Katarina Braune from Germany raised funds for her future project “Icing Sugar Camp”, an international diabetes...

Movers & Shakers


Meet Cajsa Lindberg, diabetes youth advocate from Sweden

Cajsa Lindberg is a dedicated advocate for people with diabetes both in Sweden and worldwide, and recently joined the IDF Europe office in Brussels as part of the member association staff exchange programme. Cajsa is...

Meet Giulia Barenghi, Policy Officer at IDF Europe

Giulia first joined IDF Europe in January 2014 as an intern, and worked mainly on the 2014 EU elections, monitoring the elections and IDF Europe’s campaign. In her new role as Policy Officer, she is working on diabetes...



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...