Half World Overweight by 2035

A global study presented to the UN predicts that more than half the world’s population will be classed as overweight or obese within 12 years if prevention, treatment and support do not improve. Compiled and published by the World Obesity Federation the report predicts more than 4 million people will be affected, with rates rising […]

Funding for Patient Group

As one of the most common chronic diseases, affecting approximately 3.6 million Canadians, with more than 200,000 new cases diagnosed every year, diabetes affects the lives of many beyond these statistics. PDGN Vice-President Sonia Sidhu MP, joined a session on diabetes at the World Non-Communicable Diseases Congress in Toronto. She attended on behalf of JeanYves […]

EU Effort to Reduce Medicine Costs

In search of more affordable medicines, the European Commission has proposed increase competition and to make generic and bio-similar medicines more readily available across the European Union. The use of generic and substitution drugs is well established in some EU countries, but not others and range from nearly 70 percent in Italy to under 20 […]

1.3 billion with Diabetes by 2050!

A series of studies published in ‘The Lancet’ estimates that the number of people living with diabetes will double by 2050. The researchers predict more than 1.3 billion people could suffer from the disease in 30 years – up from 529 million in 2021 – if there is no effort to address what they describe […]

Social Prescribing Gaining Ground

Social prescribing is an approach that connects people to activities, groups, and services in their community to meet the practical, social and emotional needs that affect their health and wellbeing, including healthy food. Following pilot schemes in the UK some U.S. health care providers have been experimenting with the idea. Under “food is medicine” programs, free, […]

Income Levels and Diabetes

Data has revealed a strong correlation between income levels and the incidence of diabetes in South Korea. A collaborative research group involving two universities and two hospitals in the country classified 7.82 million adults aged between 30 and 64, who did not have type 2 diabetes, according to their income levels in 2012. The group […]

Optimizing Type 2 (T2D) Diabetes Care

The diaTribe Foundation, that was founded with a mission to improve the lives of people with diabetes and  prediabetes, and to advocate for action, held an event at EASD with a panel of Women Leaders in diabetes. The panel discussed strategies to address the growing number of people with type 2 diabetes and called for […]

Right to Health and Food

A United Nations report on tackling inequities in food, nutrition and health outcomes, recommends a rights-based approach. The report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, concluded that “The intersection of the right to health and right to food is central to achieving substantive equality and realising sustainable development, […]