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EUDF News

24 June 2022

EUDF welcomes the publication of the EU Initiative ‘Healthier Together’ to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases.

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14 June 2022

EUDF is pleased to invite you to an in person policy roundtable to launch the European Diabetes Forum’s (EUDF) policy recommendations. The event is open for in person attendance as well as online participation.

View launch event programme and register

13 June 2022

EUDF will host a symposium at EASD 2022 in Stockholm: Meeting the diabetes challenge with data registries, integrated care and digitalisation on Wednesday, 21 September 2022, 14:00 - 16:00 CEST.

View symposium programme

18 May 2022

EUDF joined a webinar hosted by MEPs Mobilising for Diabetes to explore the progress achieved on tackling diabetes and CVD in the last decade in the context of the ‘Healthier Together – EU Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Initiative’. 

Watch the webinar recording

3 May 2022

Diabetes presents a huge burden - to those affected and their families, to health systems, and to society at large. Strong and decisive policy action is clearly needed to address the diabetes crisis. 
To meet the diabetes challenge, the EUDF convened experts from across the diabetes landscape to advance fresh ideas and solutions in three key areas - integrated care, data and registries and digitalisation. 

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25 April 2022

Do you know that a group, the size of Italy’s population, is living with diabetes in Europe? 

Understanding the challenges of diabetes is one part of the solution, the other is to take action. And there’s hope to make a change fast! Check-out our policy recommendations in 3 key areas to improve diabetes care now.

View recommendations

28 March 2022

EUDF hosted a webinar for country representatives and experts active in diabetes advocacy to inform and update them on the NCD Healthier Together Initiative from the European Commission and to explain the opportunities for engagement with the national government officials.
View webinar recording

17 March 2022

EUDF will host a session at ATTD 2022: Digitally enabled diabetes care - How to make it a reality? 30 April 2022, 10:45 - 11:45 CET.
View session outline

14 February 2022

We have published our Annual Review for 2021 which summarizes the progress we have made over the last year and outlines our strategy until 2023.
Read Review 2021

1 February 2022

EUDF is pleased to welcome Carine de Beaufort, President of ISPAD, and Jean-François Gautier, President of SFD, on the EUDF Board. 

15 December 2021

The European diabetes community welcomes the new EU Initiative ‘Healthier Together’ to reduce the burden of NCDs 

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12 October 2021

EUDF is pleased to welcome Professor Stefano Del Prato as Board Member and Vice-Chair. At the virtual EASD Annual Meeting 2021 he states that common action can translate into stronger impact. We need to work together to improve awareness. 

Stefano Del Prato will replace Professor David Matthews and we would like to thank David Matthews for his long standing commitment and passion to EUDF as board member and vice-chair. David Matthews was there from the start and played a vital role in the official constitution of EUDF. Thanks for your dedication, passion, professionalism… and for your British humour 

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7 October 2021

At the virtual EASD Annual Meeting 2021 Chantal Mathieu gave her perspective on the need to use and apply data and registries to improve the outcomes for people with diabetes. We keep you posted on the outcomes of the European Diabetes Forum symposium: it takes more than a registry to improve care
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6 October 2021

Research into diabetes is critically important: the need for sufficient funding for research and Aha! moments. At the virtual EASD 2021 Annual Meeting 2021, Chantal Mathieu is optimistic about the potential of diabetes researchers but calls for sustainable funding of diabetes research.
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27 August 2021

Find the latest EUDF news in our brief September 2021 update.
Read EUDF Update

18 June 2021

Find the latest EUDF news in our brief June 2021 update.
Read EUDF Update

18 June 2021

EUDF and EFSD have established a Digitalisation in Diabetes Care Research Grant to ensure the translation of research into policy actions. Find the call for applications here:
Call for Applications

3 May 2021

Find the latest EUDF news in our brief May 2021 update.
Read EUDF Update

15 April 2021

Responding to the increasing burden of diabetes around the world, the World Health Organization is launching its Global Diabetes Compact. The launch coincides with the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin. The WHO Global Diabetes Compact has the vision of reducing the risk of diabetes, and ensuring that all people who are diagnosed with diabetes have access to equitable, comprehensive, affordable and quality treatment and care. The work undertaken as part of the Compact will also support the prevention of type 2 diabetes from obesity, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity. 

https://www.who.int/initiatives/the-who-global-diabetes-compact 

6 April 2021

Find the latest EUDF news in our brief April 2021 update.
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29 March 2021

A new organisation has joined the European Diabetes Forum as supporting Collaborator: Welcome to MedTech Europe!

MedTech Europe’s purpose is to make innovative medical technology available to more people, while helping healthcare systems move towards a more sustainable path. We look forward to our collaboration! 

https://www.medtecheurope.org/

1 March 2021

Find the latest EUDF news in our brief March 2021 update.
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25 February 2021

The MEPs Mobilising for Diabetes Blueprint for Action on Diabetes in the European Union by 2030 was launched today by the MEPs Sirpa Pietikäinen, Christel Schaldemose, Marisa Matias and Cristian Busoi.
https://www.mepinterestgroupdiabetes.eu/resources/

16 February 2021

A new organisation has joined the European Diabetes Forum: Welcome to ISPAD! The International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes aims are to promote clinical and basic science, research, education and advocacy in childhood and adolescent diabetes.
https://www.ispad.org

9 February 2021

Find the latest EUDF news in our brief update for February 2021.
Read EUDF Update

27 January 2021

Pleased to welcome Xavier Cos, chairman of PCDE, on the EUDF Board.

26 January 2021

We have published our Annual Review for 2020 which summarizes the progress we have made over the last year and outlines our strategy until 2023.
Read Review

20 January 2021

EUDF is excited to join the EU Health Coalition and to contribute to the work.
https://www.euhealthcoalition.eu/

7 December 2020

Pleased to welcome Charles Thivolet, President of SFD, on the EUDF Board as representative of SFD.

7 December 2020

A new organisation has joined the European Diabetes Forum: Welcome to PCDE! PCDE provides a focal point for primary care professionals and their patients in Europe by advocating in promoting standards of care, diabetes education and research.
https://www.pcdeurope.org/

4 December 2020

EUDF welcomes 3 chairs for the 3 strategic forums to turn our call to action into reality

  • Data and Registries - chaired by Prof. Robert Heine
  • Self-care, Technology, Digitalisation - chaired by Prof. Peter Schwarz
  • Integrated Care - chaired by Prof. Angus Forbes

17 November 2020

Announcement of the re-establishment of the MEP Interest Group on Diabetes, MEPs Mobilising for Diabetes (MMD), at the IDF Europe World Diabetes Day Symposium. EUDF Chair, Chantal Mathieu, highlighted at the opening session that EUDF welcomes the initiative and looks forward to support the MMD.
https://www.mepinterestgroupdiabetes.eu/

20 October 2020

A warm welcome to SFD, Société Francophone du Diabète as Full Member of EUDF. The aim of SFD is to promote the development of research and good diabetes practices in France and French-speaking countries.
https://www.sfdiabete.org/

19 October 2020

EUDF is pleased to welcome Bastian Hauck, Director IDF Europe, on the EUDF Board as representative of IDF Europe. 

26 August 2020

A new organisation has joined the European Diabetes Forum: Welcome to IDF Europe! IDF Europe’s vision is to improve the lives of people with diabetes and its mission is to unite the voice of people with diabetes and to engage all stakeholders in creating a person-centered diabetes ecosystem.
https://idf.org/our-network/regions-members/europe/welcome.html

19 February 2020

EUDF is now a legal entity in Belgium and ready for action.