World Diabetes Day 14 November 2016
14 November marks the landmark UN Resolution on diabetes. This Resolution is noteworthy that it is the first UN Resolution on a Non-communicable disease. It also marks the 10th anniversary of this Resolution. Governments throughout the world are fully aware of the seriousness of this growing epidemic. The advocacy of key global institutions and governments are criitcal to the achievements of reducing the impact of diabetes at all levels.
Regretably, despite the obvious global awareness of the epidemic governments continue to be unacceptably slow in creating the environment to reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes and to ensure that people with diabetes have ease of access to affordable and competent inter-disciplinary diabetes at primary and secondary level.
Critical basic and clinical research is a key component is a key component in achieving appropriate outcomes. FEND (Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes) is committed to the training of specialist diabetes nurses in Europe. The training at Masters level is fully funded by FEND. The next progamme starts 4 July 2017. Further information here. We encourage all nurses engaged in diabetes care, research and education to take advantage of this unique European acreditted programme.
FEND wishes all involved in marking World Diabetes Day a successful day and continued success in all their endeavours in this cause throughout the year.