COVID-19 crisis

As with other healthcare organisations FEND is deeply conscious of the particular implications for people with diabetes during this public health crisis.

Exceptional and Challenging Times

On behalf of FEND we wish to express our gratitude to all health care professionals who are critically involved in the front line of provision of care in the Covid-19 crisis.

We also recognise the essential supporting structures to enable the front line staff to carry out their duties with humanity and profrssionalism. The world is indebted to you all.

New Year greetings

On behalf of the Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes we wish you a healthy and happy 2020!

We look forward to celebrating with our nursing colleagues across the world this sspecial year 2020 designated by WHO as the "Year of the Nurse and Midwife".

We wish you every success in all your endeavours.

Anne-Marie Felton, President FEND
Kristin de Backer, Chairman FEND

UN World Diabetes Day 14 November 2019

Un World Diabetes Day

FEND advocates that every diabetes service provider ensures that every person with diabetes should have access to a named diabetes specialist nurse particularly for vulnerable groups, e.g. pregnancy, children and elderly. Ministries of Health are urged to support and sustain this policy in every nation state in Europe.

International Nurses Day 12 May 2019

May 12th marks the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Her inspiration continues to inspire nurses throughout the world. We in the Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND) join all of you in your celebrations to mark this significant date in the global nursing calendar.
To quote Florence Nightingale: 

"For us who nurse, our nursing is a thing, which, unless we are making progress every year, month and week, take my word for it we are going backwards".

2018 Conference presentations

FEND is pleased to announce that the videos of all presentations at 2018 conference are now available.

View videos of 2018 presentations

UK PM Acknowledges diabetes specialist nurses

The National Health Service in UK (NHS) was founded 70 years ago on 7 July. In a speech on 18 June the UK Prime Minister, Mrs Theresa May, (who has T1 diabetes) mentioned the support she received from diabetes nurse specialists.

"From life-saving treatment to managing a life-changing condition - whoever we are, whatever our means, we know the NHS is there for us when we need it.

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Save the date!

Participants at conference

FEND
25th Annual Conference
18-19 Sept 2020

Vienna, Austria