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05 March 2015



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...

Compare how European countries perform in diabetes care with our interactive online tool

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Policy Puzzle 4th edition online tool.  Following the publication of the report end of last year, data from the publication is now available to navigate online. Now in its...

News from Europe


The DiRECT road to remission: type 2 diabetes and low-calorie diet

People with Type 2 diabetes in the UK are currently being recruited to take part in the single largest research study ever funded by charity Diabetes UK. Professor Mike Lean of the University of Glasgow and Professor Roy...

Prevention and healthy lifestyles on focus in Turkey for World Diabetes Day

The Turkish Diabetes Association raised awareness on all fronts during this year’s World Diabetes Day celebrations, from interviews on national radio channels to educational workshops for young children in schools, and...

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...