World Diabetes Day
14th November marks UN World Diabetes Day
For people with diabetes every day is “diabetes day”! Diabetes service providers must ensure that education for people with diabetes and their families is a key component to enable their self management. The theme this year is Education, Education, Education. FEND, through its academic programmes, continues its commitment in the provision of education for its members, e.g. MSc and PhD.
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EUDF policy recommendations to improve diabetes care
The European Diabetes Forum (EUDF) convened experts from across the diabetes landscape - healthcare professionals, researchers, industry representatives, and people with diabetes - to advance fresh ideas and solutions to enhance the quality of diabetes care, and to improve health outcomes and quality of life for all those living with diabetes.
Now they have developed specific, achievable policy recommendations in three key areas - integrated care, data and registries, and digitalisation.
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World Diabetes Day 2021
UN World Diabetes Day is of the greatest significance as the IDF Atlas shows an ever increasing prevalence of diabetes since the last edition. The theme this year is “If Not Now, When?”.
National health services are not meeting the goals of the UN Resolution on diabetes (61/225, Dec 2007).
FEND recommends that diabetes service providers should ensure that every person with diabetes has access to a named Diabetes Specialist Nurse.
To further mark WDD 2021 we are featuring two presentations from previous conferences by people with diabetes - their personal narratives.
FEND welcomes the objectives of the WHO Global Diabetes Compactlaunched on 14 April 2021 at the Global Diabetes Summit co-hosted by the World Health Organization and the Government of Canada, with the support of the University of Toronto.
In 2020 FEND established an annual FEND recognition award for Diabetes Specialist Nurses and Diabetes Specialist Midwives who have made significant contributions to diabetes care, research and education.