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
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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

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(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
 

Conference - DIABESITY: A World-Wide Challenge

09-10 February 2012, Brussels
Towards a global initiative on gene-environment interactions in diabetes/obesity in specific populations

Press Release - Policy Puzzle 3rd Ed.

Launch of 3rd edition of the Diabetes Policy Puzzle

Not enough progress has been made in Europe

14 November 2011 - Across Europe more than 52.8 million people have diabetes. By 2030 this figure will rise to 64 million - which is equal to 9.5% of the adult population. Europe is home to the highest prevalence of children living with type 1 diabetes.

Cross of merit: a great honour for Dr. Brigitte Osterbrink  

The Federal President of Germany Mr. Wulff has honoured FEND member Dr Brigitte Osterbrink with the Cross Of Merit for her great commitment dealing with knowledge transfer for patient-friendly and evidenced treatment for people with diabetes in Germany.

ECD and EDWG forthcoming events in Brussels

11 October 2011 - National diabetes programmes and the road towards an EU diabetes strategy (Chairs Baroness Sarah Ludford, MEP and Prof Johan Wens)
22 November 2011 – Diabetes and depression in children (Chairs Dr Simon Busuttil MEP and Prof Philippe Halban tbc)

Keynote webcasts for 2011 conference now online

The webcasts for our recent conference in Lisbon are now available online. (It's almost as good as being there except you missed the conference dinner!)
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Jamie Oliver supports the UN summit on NCDs

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver lends his significant support in an article in The Sun newspaper highlighting the epidemic of obesity in the young.

Let's hope other lumiaries in the culinary world will add their voices and support Jamie Oliver's petition to the UN Secreatry General.

Message from WHO

2011 International Hospital Diabetes Meeting, 17–19 Nov 2011 Barcelona

2011 International Hospital Diabetes Meeting

Held under the auspices of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Barcelona, Spain, 17-19 November 2011

Full details at http://hospitaldiabetes.org/

Too big to fail! – a statement from ECDA

The European Chronic Disease Alliance’s request to European Heads of States on the occasion of the UN Summit on NCDs on 19 and 20 September in New York

37th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes, ISPAD 2011

The International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) announce the 37th Annual Meeting - ISPAD 2011, which takes place in Miami Beach, Florida, October 19th – 22nd, 2011

Full details at http://2011.ispad.org

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(image) Certificate of FEND Recognition Award

Recognition Award Recipients list (A-Z)