FEND Statement on COVID-19

All front line health care personnel are in the valley of death in this unprecedented health and human crisis. The global tragedy of those who are victims of COVID-19 are further insulted by the shortage or unavailability of the critical safety equipment they need and the health care professionals caring for them to be mutually protected.

Connect Globally Through Colouring

(graphic two giraffes)

covid-19 connect seeks to break beyond social confines in creating a globally connecting loop-back system of sketching and colouring in for one another, with our dedicated online gallery exhibiting finished collaborative works.

Lines of Comfort

Lines of comfort from "Benedictus: Book of Blessings" by John O'Donohue, late poet and philosopher.

"This is the time to be slow,
Lie low to the wall
Until the bitter weather passes.

Try, as best you can, not to let
The wire brush of doubt
Scrape from your heart
All sense of yourself
And your hesitant light.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Here is a collection of relevant sources of information:

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 professionalism. 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.

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