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

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Ana Cristina Paiva


Nurse at the Diabetes Consultation and Coordinator of the Department of Medical Specialties at Portuguese Diabetes Association (Associação Protectora dos Diabéticos de Portugal - APDP).

Participated in the FEND European Nurses Diabetes Collaborative University Programme, completing a master's degree from King's College of London in 2016 in “Diabetes Clinical Care and Management”.

She is a trainer in Training Courses for Health Professionals and People with Diabetes / Family (APDP), collaborates as a Researcher at APDP-ERC (Education and Research Center), also collaborated in the IDF School of Diabetes.

Was the National Coordinator of Portuguese Team of the European IMAGE Project.

Is a member of the Diabetes Nursing Study Group, and of the  Diabetes Education Study Group at Sociedade Portuguesa de Diabetologia. Also a member of the executive committee of the Worldwide Partnership Program: Cities Changing Diabetes (CCD).

Member of the Executive Committee of the Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND) 

(image) Certificate of FEND Recognition Award