The KiDS programme has organised a series of webinars to promote the importance of diabetes education in schools and share experiences and initiatives from different countries.

Last update: 08/07/2022

  • Advocating to bring diabetes education and prevention to schools

    On October 5, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) hosted two webinars to present the IDF Kids and Diabetes in Schools’ (KiDS) Advocacy Toolkit and discuss with experienced diabetes advocates how to encourage local and national decision-makers to bring diabetes education into schools.

    Speakers included:

    • Mr João Nabais, IDF Vice President (Portugal)
    • Ms Andrea Rodríguez, Young Leader in Diabetes (Mexico)
    • Ms Ines Jakopanec, Young Leader in Diabetes (Croatia)
    • Ms Beatriz Yáñez Jimenez, IDF executive office (Spain)
    • Mr Bruno Helman, IDF executive office (Brazil)
    • Ms Sarah Biyinzika, Young Leader in Diabetes (Uganda)
    • Mr Bruno Carrattini, Young Leader in Diabetes (Uruguay)
    • Ms Renza Scibilia, Blue Circle Voice (Australia)
    • Ms Nupur Lalvani, Blue Circle Voice (India)

  • Creating a supportive school environment for a healthier future generation

    On November 24, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) hosted a webinar focusing on the need to bring diabetes education to schools to generate a supportive environment for children living with diabetes and encourage healthy habits from a young age.

    Speakers included:

    • Prof. Andrew Boulton, IDF President (UK)
    • Prof. João Nabais, IDF Vice President (Portugal)
    • Dr. Sana Ajmal, Young Leader in Diabetes alumni (Pakistan)
    • Mr. Leo Nederveen, PAHO Advisor (Netherlands)
    • Dr. Joanna Lai, UNICEF Health Specialist (USA)
    • Ms. Fatima A. AlZarooni, United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health and Prevention (UAE)
    • Prof. Carine de Beaufort, ISPAD President (Netherlands)
    • Ms. Sarah Biyinzika, Young Leader in Diabetes (Uganda)
    • Ms. Anna Sliwinska, Polish Diabetes Association President (Poland)
    • Ms. Aisling White, Primary School Teacher (Ireland)

  • Advocating to bring diabetes education and prevention to schools (Spanish)

    On June 29, 2022, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) hosted an online event in Spanish, during which experienced diabetes advocates shared information and tips to encourage local and national decision-makers to bring diabetes education to schools.

    Speakers included:

    • Dr. Douglas Villarroel, IDF Regional President, South and Central America (SACA)
    • Beatriz Yáñez Jiménez, IDF executive office (Spain)
    • Elisabeth Morzadec, IDF executive office (France)
    • Diana Novelo, Young Leader in Diabetes (Mexico)
    • Estefanía Malassisi, Young Leader in Diabetes (Argentina)
    • Bruno Carrattini, Young Leader in Diabetes (Uruguay)
    • Mariana Gómez, Blue Circle Voice (Mexico)
    • Roxana Vizcaino, Blue Circle Voice (Ecuador)