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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Liga Arente


Graduate nursing school in Riga  (1983) and started work in 7th Riga City Clinical Hospital. Chief Nurse in ward of endocrinology since 1991 until now.

On 2005 got a bachelor’s degree in health sciences and on 2011 master’s degree in pedagogy.

On 2010 graduate FEND European Nurses Diabetes Collaborative University Programme.

Since 2008 head of Latvian Diabetes Nurse Association. From 2009 to 2019 member of the board of Latvian Nurse Association. 

Lecturer of Nursing programme in University of Latvia and Nutrition specialists in Riga Stadins University. 

(image) Certificate of FEND Recognition Award