Once again, the IDF Europe TEAM Meeting was held virtually on 14 December 2021, as a result of the COVID situation across many European countries.
Prof Nebojsa Lalic, IDF Europe Chair-Elect and moderator of the session, together with Maurizio Guidi, Corporate Affairs and External Engagement Leader, awarded the IDF Europe Long-standing Achievement Prize, supported by Lilly Diabetes, to Associação Protectora dos Diabéticos de Portugal (APDP) in memory of Alojz Rudolf.
Click here to learn more about APDP work and past winner!
After a summary by Elisabeth Dupont, IDF Europe’s Regional Manager, of the 2021 activities, agenda and publications, Sabine Dupont, Senior Consultant Policy and Projects, presented the priority programmes for 2022, including the European Diabetes Code, an empowerment tool for PwD; a social media campaign aiming to tackle the misconceptions, stigma and discrimination associated with diabetes; and a twinning programme which will allow Member Associations to strengthen their capacity by exchanging expertise and information. The meeting was an opportunity for Member Associations to get up to date with, and provide feedback and input on, the new initiatives that will be held in 2022.
All Member Associations are welcome to join the information webinar on the twinning programme on January 20 at 12.00 CET. Stay Tuned!
During the TEAM meeting, Prof Tadej Battelino held a memorial lecture in honour of Alojz Rudolf, during which he discussed the effects of glucose variability and hyperglycaemia on the brain and the cardiovascular system. Prof Battelino continued the lecture by highlighting how technologies, and in particular Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs), can support diabetes management, lead to improved health outcomes and reduce the burden of this condition. Alojz Rudolf has been instrumental in ensuring improved access to CGMs in Slovenia.
Watch the recording of the lecture here: