lunes, 17 de junio de 2013

IDF Quarterly News - June 2013

International Diabetes Federation

In this issue

In brief

New regional pages live!
Find out more about IDF’s 7 regions
Diabetes Society of the Maldives
Recognised with prestigious award
Life for a Child
Get your copy of the programme's Annual Report now
Remember 2012
Download your copy of IDF’s Annual Report
Staying Healthy in Today’s World
New Diabetes Voice out now
IDF launches new grant programme
Read more about BRIDGES Research Net
Are you taking a step for diabetes?
Register your steps on our new platform
World Diabetes Day
Under 6 months to go! Get the latest campaign updates
World Diabetes Congress
Scientific programme now online






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Message from Linda McGoldrick, interim CEO, IDF

During this year's second quarter diabetes and NCDs were propelled into the spotlight at the World Health Assembly and in the UN High Level Panel Report on the post-2015 development agenda.

IDF leadership was present at the 66th World Health Assembly in Geneva during May. Margaret Chan, WHO Director General, again underlined diabetes and NCDs as a major threat to future development in her opening speech. Read more

Five questions with Dr Maria Neira

Dr Maria Neira, a specialist in endocrinology and Director of the Public Health and Environment Department at the World Health Organization (WHO), takes time to share with us her passion for alerting people to the critical connections between the environment and public health. Find out how savvy developments in both these areas can have positive outcomes for everyone.

Spotlight on South Korea

Professor Bong Yun Cha, Chairman of the dynamic Korean Diabetes Association (KDA) tells us about the association’s busy year ahead and the dilemmas facing people with diabetes and their healthcare team in Korea today.

Sean Busby: Champion of the slopes

Blue Circle Champion and founder of Riding on Insulin, Sean Busby tells us about his diagnosis with type 1 diabetes and how living with diabetes does not have to mean the end of doing what you love.

Carolina Zarate: Positively blogging

Carolina Zárate from Bogotá, Colombia, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2004. Here she tells us about her website and blog “Club Diabetico Tipo 1” and how she tries to break free of the stigma attached to diabetes.


Anna Floreen: Taking a break from type 1

Having recently completed a trial of the bionic pancreas (see Huffington Post article), Anna Floreen is the diabetes research star of the moment! We asked our followers on social media to send in their questions about her experiences and about type 1 research in general.

IDF News

Are you taking a step for diabetes?

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IDF estimates that one person every 20 seconds loses a limb to The World Diabetes Day 2013 campaign marks the fifth and final year of the IDF’s campaign on Diabetes education and prevention. The 2013 campaign encourages everyone to Take a Step for Diabetes, through symbolic donations of steps accrued through various activities. Read more.

NCD action: from political to practical

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On May 27, governments at the 66th World Health Assembly (WHA) unanimously adopted an omnibus resolution on NCDs. This resolution fulfils commitments made in the 2011 UN Political Declaration on the Prevention and Control of NCDs, and signals consensus on NCD action, accountability and coordination. Read more

Tracking global action on diabetes progress

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The first-ever Global Diabetes Scorecard to measure government commitments on diabetes was recently unveiled by IDF. Despite the historic commitments made at the United Nations Summit on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) in 2011, countries are still lacking the means to hold governments accountable for their pledges. Read more.

Quick diagnosis saves lives

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IDF’s Life for a Child Programme (LFAC) has developed a poster campaign to alert health professionals to the signs and symptoms of diabetes in order to make a swift diagnosis and provide appropriate treatment to save lives - championing the vision that no child should die of diabetes. Read more


Countdown to Melbourne

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Only 167 days until the World Diabetes Congress in Melbourne and members of IDF worldwide are ensuring this Congress will exceed expectations. Find the cutting-edge scientific programme here.
We expect over 12,000 delegates to be present in Melbourne and our 200 member associations will all be represented. Read more


Diabetes epidemiology and intervention focus of symposium

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IDF is organising a joint symposium dedicated to the IDF Diabetes Atlas and its BRIDGES programme.
Join us to discover the latest worldwide estimates on diabetes and learn about the practical solutions supported by IDF to prevent the condition and its complications. Read more


Visit our stand at ADA’s Scientific Sessions

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IDF will attend the 73rd Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) which will take place from 21-25 June 2013, in Chicago, (IL) USA. Come and visit us at booth 1981-1985 (Association Village) in the exhibition hall of the McCormick Place Convention Centre (West Building).

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