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Diabetes associations team up to benefit Life for a Child

Up to 70 children with diabetes are set to benefit from a new collaboration between the Luxembourg Diabetes Association (Association Luxembourgeoise du Diabète - ALD) and the Malian Diabetes Association (Association Malienne de Lutte contre le Diabète) - two national member associations of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).

Following successful talks at the World Diabetes Congress in Montreal in October last year, ALD will provide funding to cover the cost of diabetes care for children with diabetes living in Mali throughout 2010 as part of the IDF Life for a Child Program.

This is the latest example of IDF member associations joining forces as a means of achieving a common goal, and signals the ongoing importance of association twinning under the umbrella of IDF.

“It is marvellous to see that member associations are forming these relationships as a way of benefiting those in need of diabetes care,” said IDF President Jean Claude Mbanya. “Examples of twinning such as this signify a strong and active global diabetes community intent on making a difference.”

Christiane Meynen of ALD echoed the President’s thoughts, describing the new affiliation as “a strong signal but also a great opportunity for the 70 children living in one of the poorest nations in the world who will benefit from an optimized care and better self care due to the spread of information and education”.

Plans are already underway to provide member associations with a special section on the IDF website as a means of introducing organizations to each other. It is hoped that such a facility will strengthen programmes such as Life for a Child, an initiative that is currently helping 3,600 children with diabetes in 22 countries.

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IDF applauds PepsiCo abandoning soft drink sales in schools

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) welcomes a recent announcement by PepsiCo to remove full-sugar soft drinks from schools worldwide.

The company will be launching a new global policy on the sales of beverages to schools, according to which PepsiCo has committed to work towards ensuring that full-sugar carbonated soft drinks are no longer offered for sale in schools.

IDF’s sister federation the World Heart Federation (WHF) has been leading discussions over the past year with the global soft drinks industry to ensure that the only beverages available in schools are those that meet children’s nutritional needs. This new development from PepsiCo marks a positive step towards reaching this goal with soft drink manufacturers globally.

“This is a big move by PepsiCo and one the NCD Alliance stands firmly behind. With PepsiCo’s new policy, we hope to see other corporations following the trend,” said IDF CEO Ann Keeling.

“Healthy school environments play a key role in shaping the health of our children. We are pleased that PepsiCo is leading the way within the beverage industry,” added WHF President Pekka Puska.

The NCD alliance – comprised of IDF, WHF, the International Union Against Cancer (UICC), and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease - also acknowledges the Coca-Cola Company’s Global School Beverage Guidelines to withdraw beverages from primary schools. However, it urges all beverage companies to commit to withdrawing beverages that contain added sugar from all schools that have students up to 18 years of age.