Early initiation of insulin in people living with type 2 diabetes

Do you use insulin as the second line agent after metformin? If yes, why? If not, why?
Traditionally after metformin, most clinicians prescribe a second non-insulin agent. For third line treatment, which agent do you prefer?

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IDF Congress 2019 Busan, Korea  Diabetes Voice

The IDF Congress 2019 will be held in Busan, Korea on 2-6 December 2019. Our advance programme is now online! Online registration opens January 2nd, 2019.

Diabetes Voice is the quarterly magazine of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). Published online in English, French and Spanish, Diabetes Voice is the authentic news source for the international diabetes community, providing global perspectives on diabetes. Check the December issue now!

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 Taking Diabetes to Heart KiDS & Diabetes in Schools
The IDF report on CVD awareness and knowledge among people with T2D is available soon! The Taking Diabetes to Heart report displays the global and regional findings in CVD perceptions of people with T2D. The results from the survey can inform policy and decision-making around this common and serious complication of diabetes. KiDS project in Poland wins prevention and awareness Health Collaboration Award! Running in 15 primary schools, the KiDS project is recognised for its benefits for the local community and children living with diabetes.
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D-NET wishes you happy holidays!

We like to thank the D-NET community for your engagement with on our network the past year! The D-NET community grew from 15,000 to over 16,700 members in 2018! This year we had 11 discussions led by 11 experts. As the end of 2018 is approaching soon, the D-NET team would like to wish all members a very happy New Year. Kindly note that our office will be closed between December 22nd – January 1st.  However our D-NET platform will stay online, so do not hesitate to participate in the discussions, take online courses or upload diabetes-related resources. We look forward to connecting with you in 2019!

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Global Compendium of Good Practice

Sep 2018

Integrated care for diabetes and eye health: A global compendium of good practice. Melbourne, Australia, 2018. Authored and Compiled by: The Fred Hollows Foundation, and in partnership with: Helen Keller International, The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, International Council of Ophthalmology, International Diabetes Federation, Lions Clubs International Foundation, Orbis International,



What is Diabetes?

Jun 2018

A description of what diabetes is in Arabic. Many more free diabetes education aids in Arabic are available on www.learningaboutdiabetes.org.


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9th edition of the Emirates Diabetes & Endocrine Congress

Date of event: Mar 07 - 09, 2019

Organiser: Emirates Diabetes Society

Location: World Trade Centre, Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates



American Diabetes Association's 79th Scientific Sessions

Date of event: Jun 07 - 11, 2019

Organiser: American Diabetes Association

Location: Moscone Center, San Francisco, United States


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