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31 October 2014



Join us for Diabetes Awareness Week in the European Parliament

IDF Europe, in collaboration with Marisa Matias MEP, invites you to celebrate World Diabetes Day in the European Parliament in Brussels. Under the theme "Steps to Healthty Living", the Diabetes Awareness Week offers a wide...

Missed our Symposium on patient education in a digital world? Watch the replay here!

Last 14 September, IDF Europe -in collaboration with the Diabetes Education Study Group- held a symposium looking at patient education in a digital world during the 50th EASD Annual Congress in Vienna. The symposium...

News from Europe


UK: when it comes to education, type doesn’t matter

It does not matter whether people have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Everyone living 24/7 with this chronic condition needs access to continuous quality education to be able to live long, healthy and productive lives, and keep...

Azerbaijan: diabetes education – a prerequisite for positive health outcomes

Access to continuous education is essential if people with diabetes are to be able to manage their condition properly, and live long, health lives. It is therefore not surprising to see diabetes education on top of the...

Movers & Shakers


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...

Meet Melanie Stephenson, diabetes youth advocate and professional athlete

The words sport and diabetes aren’t two things you hear said together often, within the diabetes community. But I couldn’t imagine my life with diabetes consisting of one without the other. My name is Melanie Stephenson, I...



‘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...

2014 European Elections Toolkit: a strong voice for diabetes in Europe

On 22-25 May this year, EU citizens from across the 28 Member States will elect a new European Parliament, comprising 751 members (MEPs) to represent their interests from 2014 to 2019. As the European Parliament is the only...