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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Claudia Leippert

Biog: 

Being a curious General Nurse with additional specialization in Diabetes, Nephropathy, Footulcers and B.Sc. in Diabetes- and Healthmanagement, I was always interested in “what is going on” in the rest of the world. For this, I was connected to FEND.

I am happy, having attended the FEND Conferences for more than 10 years, having met so many nice collegues and also, to spend 4 years in the Executive Committee. Since several years I am writing articles about topics of the FEND Conference, published in the German “Nursing and Nutrition Journal” and quite often also in a jounal for GPs.

Being an Executive Committee member and vice chairman in Germany´s Diabetesnurses association VDBD for 8 years, my personal main objective was to promote the official recognition of Diabetesnurses, which is almost impossible because of our Diabetesnurses training system. But following up with this idea - since this year, the VDBD is officially entitled to vote in the G-BA, which is the highest Board Decision Committee of the collective self-administration of the German Health System - this demonstrates, that the VDBD (and its members) are professionally highly respected even without the desired official recognision.

(image) Certificate of FEND Recognition Award