Diabetes - Global Pandemic

IDF Diabetes Atlas 2019

GLOBAL
No. of people (20-79 yrs) with diabetes 463 million
By 2030 this increases too 578 million
No. of children (0-19) 1.1 million

EUROPE
No. of people (20-79 yrs) with diabetes 59 million
by 2030 26 million
No. of children (0-19) 296,000

FEND ADVOCATES...

that diabetes care service providers ensure that every person with diabetes has access to a named Diabetes Specialist Nurse (DSN).

(image of video) Elisabeth Iro presentation

Elisabeth Iro, CNO WHO addresses FEND conference 2020. 

The keynote presentations of FEND 2020, 25th annual conference are now open access to all
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F E N D acknowledges the following sponsors for their continuing support and commitment to FEND core activities:

Ascensia
Bayer
Lilly
Novo Nordisk
Sanofi

 

World Diabetes Day 2020 and in keeping with the spirit of WHO "Year of the Nurse and Midwife" -

FEND establishes an annual FEND recognition award for Diabetes Specialist Nurses and Diabetes Specialist Midwives who have made significant contributions to diabetes care, research and education.

Mrs Anne-Marie Felton FEND President & Co-founder
Dr Rita Forde FEND Secretary

View recipients

(image) UN Resolution 61/225 World Diabetes Day

[quote] 1. Decides to designate 14 November, the current World Diabetes Day, as a United Nations Day, to be observed every year beginning in 2007;

World Diabetes Day logo

We wish you a very successful World Diabetes Day in partnership with those whom you serve - people with diabetes.

With all good wishes and stay safe and well
Anne-Marie Felton, President FEND
Kristin de Backer, Chairman FEND
 

FEND Announces Diabetes Nurse Recognition Awards

World Diabetes Day 2020 and in keeping with the spirit of WHO "Year of the Nurse and Midwife" - FEND establishes an annual FEND recognition award for Diabetes Specialist Nurses and Diabetes Specialist Midwives who have made significant contributions to diabetes care, research and education.

Awardees 2020 (alphabetical):

International Nurses Day 12 May 2020

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has designated 2020 as the "Year of the Nurse and Midwife". What prescience. Globally the profession has taken great heart at the reinstatement of the position of Chief Nursing Officer in WHO.

Latest (EASD) Advice on COVID-19 and Diabetes

EASD has a comprehensive collection of resources here.

https://easd-elearning.org/covid-19/

In Support of WHO

The founding principles of WHO and its vital contribution is as relevant to day as when it was founded. FEND stands four square in support of WHO. As with other sentient organisations we recognise the catastrophic impact of the threat by any nation to undermine the influence and function of WHO at this critical time of global public health crisis.

We urge all nations and humanitarian organisations to support WHO in a transparent and objective manner recognising that the crisis is global and no one nation can solve the problem alone.

Latest (US) Advice on COVID-19 and Diabetes

Latest (UK) Advice on COVID-19 and Diabetes

From Diabetes UK:

Advice for Healthcare Professionals on COVID-19 and Diabetes

The above page is continually updated and covers many aspects e.g.:

State of the World's Nursing Report 2020

(graphic) State of the World's Nursing 2020

On World Health Day, WHO has launched the first ever State of the World’s Nursing Report 2020.

FEND Statement on COVID-19

All front line health care personnel are in the valley of death in this unprecedented health and human crisis. The global tragedy of those who are victims of COVID-19 are further insulted by the shortage or unavailability of the critical safety equipment they need and the health care professionals caring for them to be mutually protected.

Connect Globally Through Colouring

(graphic two giraffes)

covid-19 connect seeks to break beyond social confines in creating a globally connecting loop-back system of sketching and colouring in for one another, with our dedicated online gallery exhibiting finished collaborative works.

WHO Commentary on COVID-19 and Healthy Ageing with Dr. David Nabarro

Save the Date - Commentary by David Nabarro. CET 16:00 Thurs 2 April 2020

Join the commentary

https://zoom.us/j/155918654

Maximum capacity 1,000: A recording will be made available by 4SD after the event

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(image) Certificate of FEND Recognition Award

Recognition Award Recipients list (A-Z)