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2015 fundraiser: diabetes care in Peru

Diabetes rates are now at 7,2% in Peru, and climbing fast. The country is also experiencing an increasing number of severe diabetes-related complications - in particular diabetic foot.
 
Yet only about 75% of Peruvians covered by health services, and fewer than 300 endocrinologists exist nationwide. While diabetes is addressed in the Peruvian Health Strategic Plan, the resources available to treat and combat the disease are very limited.
 

Welcome to WDF's updated website

Our website is our window to the world. And we want that window to reflect well on us – to be attractive, easy to navigate, and full of clear, useful information. 
 
With this in mind, we today launch an updated worlddiabetesorganisation.org. Its new features include: 
 
Sections exploring Who we Are, What we Do, and How to Apply 

Turning the diabetes tide in Fiji

Diabetes Fiji President Dr. Wahid Khan, WDF Board member Ida Nicolaisen and WDF Sr. Coordinator Bent Lautrup-Nielsen (back row, left to right), inaugurate a new foot care clinic in Fiji in 2013 together with local nurses and Ministry of Health officials.
In ‘Country in Focus: turning the tide of diabetes in Fiji’, journalist Jules Morgan reports on the problem of non-communicable diseases in Fiji, and how Diabetes Fiji and its new President, Dr Abdul Wahid Khan, are working to address it.
 

Lancet explores impact of Chinese gestational diabetes project

Women participating in a gestational diabetes clinic, one of several results of a WDF partnership with Peking University First Hospital.

In ‘Gestational diabetes in China: challenges and coping strategies’, Professors Jie Yan and Huixia Yang from Peking University First Hospital describe the impact of WDF10-517, a project dedicated to screening, identifying and providing care to women with gestational diabetes.