On Thursday, April 22 IDF Europe hosted a webinar titled ‘Leveraging Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic – The Need for an Inclusivity Shift’. This event included a presentation of the results of our Diabetes & COVID-19 Survey that was launched late last year. We discussed how health systems should not only focus on building back fairer, but also on building back more inclusive. COVID-19 has unveiled the inequalities that many face in accessing healthcare and achieving optimal health outcomes in Europe, and these issues cannot go unaddressed in a post-pandemic world.
To mark the beginning of the Centenary of Insulin campaign, we hosted our first webinar titled ‘Imagining the next 100 years of diabetes’, on 22 January 2021. The webinar kicked off with video testimonials from people living with diabetes across Europe who shared their experiences, hopes, and dreams for the future. It then focused on developments in terms of new medicines and advances in therapies and technologies which have the potential to make a significant impact on the way people living with diabetes manage their condition. After a quick look back at the progress made over the past 100 years, the webinar looked at possible future solutions for the next 100 years and ended with a call to action on what is required to further support research and innovation. Below you can find the video recording of the webinar.