Diabetes - Global Pandemic

IDF Diabetes Atlas 2019

GLOBAL
No. of people (20-79 yrs) with diabetes 463 million
By 2030 this increases too 578 million
No. of children (0-19) 1.1 million

EUROPE
No. of people (20-79 yrs) with diabetes 59 million
by 2030 26 million
No. of children (0-19) 296,000

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. 

The keynote presentations of FEND 2020, 25th annual conference are now open access to all
View here

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

Ascensia
Bayer
Lilly
Novo Nordisk
Sanofi

 

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

View recipients

(image) UN Resolution 61/225 World Diabetes Day

[quote] 1. Decides to designate 14 November, the current World Diabetes Day, as a United Nations Day, to be observed every year beginning in 2007;

World Diabetes Day logo

We wish you a very successful World Diabetes Day in partnership with those whom you serve - people with diabetes.

With all good wishes and stay safe and well
Anne-Marie Felton, President FEND
Kristin de Backer, Chairman FEND
 

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 list (A-Z)