Message from Ann Keeling, CEO, IDF
UNited in a new era
The world has finally entered a new era for diabetes. From New York to Beijing, world leaders are now aware of the magnitude and impact of Non-communicable Diseases, including diabetes, and there is a real sense of urgency to act.
A large part of this increased awareness is due to you and your diabetes network around the world. On behalf of IDF, I would like to send my appreciation to all of you. Read more
UN Summit: Views from the diabetes community
Will the first ever UN Summit on NCDs mark a changing point for the lives of people with diabetes? IDF asked three members of the diabetes community for their thoughts on the Summit and the impact it will have on the lives of people with diabetes. For commentary from Dietrich Garlichs, Manny Hernandez and Phil Southerland, click here
Healthier futures start now!
Over 200 people gathered at the New York Academy of Medicine to UNite for a Healthy Future on September 18. Opened by the first lady of South Africa, this high-energy celebration, engaged the public in the fight against NCDs. Speaking at the event, Sir George Alleyne quoted Benjamin Franklin on working together, "We must all hang together, or we will surely hang separately." See more photos
of the event, courtesy of Omar Carter
Launch of first ever Global Diabetes Plan
Ruth Colagiuri, Vice President and Jean Claude Mbanya, President, IDF, launched the first ever Global Diabetes Plan at a Global Diabetes Symposium, held jointly with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine on September 18. The 10 year Global Diabetes Plan was released together with a policy brief series. Footage of the Symposium is available here
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IDF releases new diabetes data
IDF has launched its top-line figures from the 5th edition of the Diabetes Atlas. 366 million people are now living with diabetes, while 4.6 million people are expected to die from the disease. The figures were released by IDF President Jean Claude Mbanya during the annual EASD meeting in Lisbon in front of 4,600 participants.The 5th edition of the Diabetes Atlas
will be released on World Diabetes Day – November 14.
3C study launched in China
Along with Sanofi and the Chinese Diabetes Society (CDS), IDF has launched an innovative study named ‘3C Study on Type 1 Diabetes in China – Coverage, Cost and Care’. The study aims to gather data and information surrounding people with Type 1 diabetes in China. For more information, click here
IDF welcomes new partners
IDF is delighted to welcome two new corporate partners.The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Trust have agreed a grant of over 1 million US dollars over two years for IDF’s Life for a Child programme
. IDF also welcomes The Landmark Group, our first retail partner. Landmark is the biggest retail conglomerate in the Middle East and India Landmark Group will extend support to IDF through its Beat Diabetes initiative.
Steps to save lives
IDF Corporate Partner Boehringer Ingelheim has continued its support for IDF's Life for a Child Programme
. At the annual meeting of the German Diabetes Association, pedometers were distributed to over 2000 physicians encouraging them to generate as many steps as possible. At the end of the four days, the steps collected were converted to funds for Life for a Child. €10,000 being raised for the programme. For more LFAC news go here
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Profile of an advocacy champion
You may have seen Gary Hall Jnr competing in the Olympic Games and winning medals but nowadays he has transformed into a diabetes activist. IDF is proud to have him as one of our newest Blue Circle Champions. This Quarter we talk to him about his life with diabetes and what turned him into the activist he is today. Read more
Sri Lanka in the spotlight
Dr Mahen Wijesuriya, Hon. Secretary of the Diabetes Association of Sri Lanka (DASL), tells us about his association, which he established in 1984. The creation of this organisation also lead to the establishment of the first-ever Diabetes Centre committed to the prevention of both preliminary and secondary diabetes in Sri Lanka. Read more about the DASL here
Keeping-up momentum after the Summit
We are calling on all of our community members to use the momentum created by the landmark UN Summit to draw attention to World Diabetes Day and IDF’s World Diabetes Congress
in Dubai. You can follow World Diabetes Day news via @WDD on Twitter or the WDD Facebook page. Stay tuned to World Diabetes Congress news by visiting the website and checking out the scientific programme.
Friends in the Middle East
IDF would like to thank Sharkia Endocrinology & Diabetes Association (SHEDA) in Egypt for their help in the translation of numerous documents into Arabic including our campaign video. Please find out more about SHEDA here
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