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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Prof Linda Siminerio


Linda Siminerio is Professor of Medicine and Professor of Nursing, Health and Community Systems at the University of Pittsburgh. She has led a career in diabetes research and education.

An internationally recognized expert on self-management education and health care delivery models in both pediatric and adult populations, she serves as the Principal Investigator on many studies related to diabetes prevention and treatment.

Dr. Siminerio has authored numerous publications and served as editor on a series of diabetes journals.  She has served as President of Health Care and Education, American Diabetes Association and Senior Vice President, International Diabetes Federation (IDF). In these positions, she has organized and led national and international efforts on the development of programs, standards and care models directed toward health professionals, patients and the community.

Dr. Siminerio served as organizing chair for the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) World Diabetes Congress and IDF translation research program, Building Research in Diabetes Global Environments and Systems (BRIDGES). She is Past Chair of the U. S. National Diabetes Education Program.

(image) Certificate of FEND Recognition Award