FEND (virtual) conference 2021 starts 24 Sept 2021

In the meantime - the keynote presentations of FEND 2020, are available:
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FEND ADVOCATES...

that diabetes care service providers ensure that every person with diabetes has access to a named Diabetes Specialist Nurse (DSN).

(image of video) Elisabeth Iro presentation

Elisabeth Iro, CNO WHO addresses FEND conference 2020. 

F E N D acknowledges the following sponsors for their continuing support and commitment to FEND core activities:

Ascensia
Bayer
Lilly
Sanofi

 

WHO Global Diabetes Compact launches 14 April

The Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND) celebrates the discovery of insulin, the most precious gift of life, for people living with diabetes worldwide. Equity of access to insulin for all in need should be the objective of national governments and diabetes service providers. Approximately 6% of the world population live with diabetes. 

FEND welcomes the objectives of the WHO Global Diabetes Compact launched on 14 April 2021 at the Global Diabetes Summit co-hosted by the World Health Organization and the Government of Canada, with the support of the University of Toronto.

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(graphic) - WHO Global Diabetes Compact

FEND recommends and campaigns that providers of diabetes services should ensure that all people with diabetes have access to a named diabetes specialist nurse (DSN) to enable them to self-manage their condition in order to reduce the risk of complications.
 

Doctoral Fellow Diabetes Nursing

The Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND) Doctoral Fellowships have been created to give diabetes nurses the opportunity to undertake a PhD project that addresses an important clinical project relevant to the health and care needs of people with diabetes. The Fellows will work with the support of the current FEND Chair in Clinical Diabetes Nursing Professor Angus Forbes (who will supervise their PhD) and the wider diabetes research team at King's College London.

A training and development package will be provided to enable the post-holders to become a competent researcher. Applicants from across Europe are welcomed and while students will need to spend some time in London they will be able to conduct their study in their own country. The salary package offered includes a market supplement in addition to salary of £6,300 and the PhD Fees are also included. There are 2 Doctoral Fellowships available.
All applicants should be members of FEND.
 
This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for 3 years. This is a full-time - 100% full time equivalent.

FULL DETAILS HERE

 

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

Why is 2020 special?

Why is 2020 special - FEND 25th anniversary

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.

2019 conference videos now available

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".

World Diabetes Day 14 November 2018

UN World Diabetes Day 2018

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(image) Certificate of FEND Recognition Award

Recognition Award Recipients 2020 (A-Z)