The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) holds a biennial congress focusing on all fields of diabetes. In addition to the 160 hours of scientific sessions, the IDF Congress provides the platform for doctors, research scientists, educators, nurses and all healthcare professionals, as well as people living with diabetes, to submit their
Hypoglycaemia (too low blood sugar) is rare in people who don’t have diabetes. The brain relies on a constant supply of glucose to function optimally and there are mechanisms in place that ensure certain level of glucose is always maintained.
Diabetes is rapidly increasing in numbers, especially in low-income countries. This calls for reflection on the organisation of care. How can health care systems improve care for people with diabetes (and chronic diseases in general) and strengthen the self-management of these people?