IDF webinar: Accelerating diabetes prevention in the COVID-19 era

Last update: 18/06/2021

29 April 2021, 16:00 CEST

Accelerating diabetes prevention in the COVID era landscape visual

According to the latest IDF estimates, 463 million adults are living with diabetes. Around 90% have type 2 diabetes. An additional 374 million adults live with impaired glucose tolerance, which places them at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.

This webinar featured perspectives from healthcare professionals, institutional representatives and people living with diabetes on the importance of preventing and monitoring impaired glucose tolerance and type 2 diabetes.

Speakers included:

  • Prof Andrew Boulton, IDF President
  • Dr Mark Barone, IDF VicePresident
  • Dr Francesco Branca, Director WHO department of Nutrition for Health and Development
  • Dr Justin Echouffo-Tchuegui, Special Interest Group, John Hopkins
  • Dr Jacqueline Bowman, OPEN Obesity Platform
  • Mr Travis Frans, IDF Young Leader in Diabetes living with type 2 diabetes
  • Dr Erum Ghafoor, IDF Blue Circle Voice member living with type 2 diabetes

Download the webinar agenda and the speaker biographies here.

The slides from the webinar are available here and the webinar report is available here.

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This webinar was supported by Merck KGaA

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