A few weeks ago, as part of the Roche Diabetes Social Media Summit, we had the pleasure of meeting and hearing from Jean-Claude Mbanya, the President of the International Diabetes Federation. Jean-Claude gave an impassioned speech at dinner about the plight of underprivileged children in developing countries, many of whom die because of lack of access to insulin. Which is shocking and devastating, considering it has been almost 90 years since the discovery of insulin.…Read more »
We’ve had the privilege of featuring several folks in the global D-community over the past few months, and we’re really excited to bring you this latest edition from Serbia.
If you’re like us, you might need to check where Serbia is on a map. Formerly part of Yugoslavia, it’s located in the middle of the Balkans, land-locked and surrounded by nearly a dozen countries, including Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria. Our guest today is Ninoslav, who…
Wow, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) works fast! Following the Roche Social Media Summit, where their head of communications Isabella Platon presented, it took just a few days for them to connect with us D-bloggers and turn around a national postcard-writing campaign that could potentially pack a huge global punch:
The goal is to get President Barack Obama to show up and present at the upcoming UN Summit on global health issues (non-communicable diseases) on…Read more »
Diabetes is certainly not created equal, and it’s even more varied when you take into account the various ways countries manage their health care system. Over the past few months, in our new international series, we’ve peeked into the lives of PWDs in Spain, Germany, Canada and Australia, and this month we’re taking a hop across the pond to visit Becky Thomson, a resident of the United Kingdom (which of course encompasses England, Scotland, Wales…Read more »