IDF KiDS webinar: Creating a supportive school environment for a healthier future generation

Last update: 17/01/2022

24 November 2021, 13:00 CET

Kids webinar landscapeIDF estimates that more than 1.1 million children and adolescents live with type 1 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes also has the potential to become a global public health issue in this age group, due to the increasing levels of obesity and physical inactivity.

Promoting a healthy and supportive school environment fighting diabetes-related stigma and stimulating good habits to tackle the preventable risk factors for type 2 diabetes is fundamental to protect the health and prosperity of our societies.

On November 24, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) hosted a webinar at 13:00 CET, linked to the previous KiDS webinar - “Advocating to bring diabetes education and prevention to schools”.

The webinar focused on the need to bring diabetes education to schools to generate a supportive environment for children living with diabetes and encourage healthy habits from a young age. In addition, speakers shared initiatives from different countries to promote healthy environments and diabetes education in schools.

Speakers included:

  • Prof. Andrew Boulton, IDF President (UK)
  • Prof. João Nabais, IDF Vice President (Portugal)
  • Dr. Sana Ajmal, Young Leader in Diabetes alumni (Pakistan)
  • Mr. Leo Nederveen, PAHO Advisor (Netherlands)
  • Dr. Joanna Lai, UNICEF Health Specialist (USA)
  • Ms. Fatima A. AlZarooni, United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health and Prevention (UAE)
  • Prof. Carine de Beaufort, ISPAD President (Netherlands)
  • Ms. Sarah Biyinzika, Young Leader in Diabetes (Uganda)
  • Ms. Anna Śliwińska, Polish Diabetes Association President (Poland)
  • Ms. Aisling White, Primary School Teacher (Ireland)

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