IDF Europe together with Astra Zeneca launched the Diabetes Evidence Initiative in several Central European Countries in order to strengthen the efforts to build effective policy and advocacy strategies to reduce the diabetes burden in these countries. We hope that this Declaration will leverage evidence-based practices to improve diabetes in Central Europe and will serve as an inspiration to be built upon in the future. Full publication can be accessed here.
In the light of recent scientific findings, the International Diabetes Federation European Region (IDF Europe) has issued this paper to raise awareness on the topic of safe storage of insulin and to provide recommendations to healthcare professionals (HCPs) and PWDs, as well as IDF Member Associations. As more evidence is emerging on the challenges of storing insulin at home by PWDs, IDF Europe recognizes the need for raising awareness about these overlooked risks, and improving PWDs’ education. These recommendations must be practical and go beyond the limited insulin package leaflets. Full publication can be accessed here.
Brussels, November 19, 2019 – Press release - On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, the International Diabetes Federation Europe Region (IDF Europe) held a symposium at the European Parliament, under the auspices of the Finnish Presidency hosted by MEPs Heidi Hautala and Sirpa Pietikäinen.
The event concluded with MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen and IDF Europe Chair, Prof Dr Sehnaz Karadeniz, calling for further collaboration and the set up of a renewed Interparliamentary Diabetes Working Group which was broadly supported by the symposium participants. Another strong emphasis was put on the need to establish an European Diabetes Registry. Full press release available here.
From left to right—Dr Athanasios Gerakis, European Commission, Marjatta Stenius-Kaukonen, former MP and MEP for Finland, MEPs Heidi Hautala and Sirpa Pietikäinen, Prof Massimo Massi-Benedetti, Prof Dr Sehnaz Karadeniz, IDF Europe Chair