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29 January 2015



IDF Europe calls for better implementation of policies for diabetes prevention and care

IDF Europe marked World Diabetes Day 2014 by hosting a Diabetes Awareness Week from 3 to 7 November in the European Parliament in Brussels, together with the support of Marisa Matias MEP. As the number of people with...

Lack of implementation of policies leaves Europe losing the battle against diabetes

While diabetes treatment and prevention have improved over the past years, the serious lack of proper implementation and monitoring of policies means that Europe is losing the battle against this growing epidemic, according...

News from Europe


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...

Uzbekistan: educating HCPs on prevention and early diagnosis

World Diabetes Day celebrations in Uzbekistan focused on prevention and early diagnosis this year, with a series of initiatives aimed at healthcare professionals, people with diabetes and individuals at risk led by the...

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...



European Diabetes Leadership Forum: Outcomes Document

The 2014 European Diabetes Leadership Forum, held on 4 March in Brussels, provided an opportunityto reflect on the transferability of good practices across member states in diabetes management. Demonstratingleadership in...

‘Eurobarometer’ survey: the challenges of getting Europeans active

Physical activity is beneficial for good health, weight management and prevention of chronic diseases. It is recognised as beneficial to social, emotional and cognitive states. In a move to support and inform European health...