How to Improve the Doctor - Patient Relationship

Receiving a diabetes diagnosis can be frightening, especially if you are diagnosed at a young age. For this occasion, D-NET has invited 3 members from the Young Leaders in Diabetes (YLD) Programme to moderate this discussion on how to improve the doctor-patient relationship. We asked them, as people living with diabetes, for tips and messages that they would like to relay to HCPs. Join the discussion and share your knowledge and experience with us on the below questions!
What is your protocol for communicating with (young) people who are newly diagnosed with diabetes?
How do you explain the diagnosis to your young patients vs adults?

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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. The advance programme can be found here! Submit your abstract before April 19th. For more information on registration for the IDF Congress, visit our website!

Diabetes Voice is the online 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 latest articles now!

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Diabetic Retinopathy Jobs at IDF
The IDF School of Diabetes offers a free online short course on Diabetic Retinopathy for healthcare providers and specialists. The course is available in English, Spanish and French. One European CME is credited upon successful completion of the course.


The following employment opportunities are currently available at the IDF Executive Office in Brussels, Belgium:

  • Internships
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Taking Diabetes to Heart Report

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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



7th Seoul International Congress of Endocrinology and Metabolism (SICEM 2019)

Date of event: Apr 18 - 21, 2019

Organiser: Korean Endocrine Society

Location: Seoul, Korea (South)



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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