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 66 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, the 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

(graphic) Seasons Greetings 2021


 
(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
 

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.

International Nurses Day 12 May

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".

UN World Diabetes Day 14 November 2018

UN World Diabetes Day 2018

DIAMAP2020 Roadmap for Diabetes Research in Europe

The DIAMAP2020 Roadmap for Diabetes Research in Europe has been launched on 20 March 2017. 

Applications invited for FEND Doctoral Research Fellows

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.

FULL DETAILS HERE  Closing date extended: 31 March 2017

World Diabetes Day 14 November 2016

14 November marks the landmark UN Resolution on diabetes. This Resolution is noteworthy that it is the first UN Resolution on a Non-communicable disease. It also marks the 10th anniversary of this Resolution. Governments throughout the world are fully aware of the seriousness of this growing epidemic. The advocacy of key global institutions and governments are criitcal to the achievements of reducing the impact of diabetes at all levels. 

FEND Conference Webcasts - Munich 2016

Please note the webcast recordings of the keynote presentations at the recent conference in Munich are now available to view. Please share with your colleagues. 

View here: www.fend.org/conference/webcasts-archive

 

Global good news from WHO

On 17 August the World Health Organization (WHO) named Mr Michael R. Bloomberg, philanthropist and former three-term Mayor of the City of New York, as Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs).

FEND congratulates WHO on this strategically important appointment and thanks Mr Bloomberg for his generosity in accepting. His track record in public health is a shining example of political leadership in the battle to improve citizens' health. We look forward to his contribution and leadership in this area of public health.

International Nurses Day

With all good wishes to nurses around the world on International Nurses Day.
FEND had four representatives at the Florence Nightingale Commemoration service in Westminster Abbey, London on 11 May.
(photo L-R) Mette Due-Christensen, Deirdre Kyne-Grzebalski, Anne-Marie Felton and Rita Forde.

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(image) Certificate of FEND Recognition Award

Recognition Award Recipients list (A-Z)