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Diabetes Voice

The power of a global voice

The need for a powerful voice to represent and report on the impact and advances of diabetes is more important than ever today. Diabetes Voice continues to deliver news and information to all those who can further the promotion of diabetes care, prevention, and a cure worldwide: politicians, scientists, medical professionals, carers, and most importantly, people living with diabetes.

Published online in English, French and Spanish, Diabetes Voice is the authentic news source for the international diabetes community. We provide in-depth coverage of current and future trends in health policy, diabetes care and management, health economics, research, and living with diabetes. Through insights from experts and real people, we often answer: how it developed, what’s next, what you can do about it, and why it matters.

Our aim is to ensure that readers miss nothing important. Through thought leaders, briefings and special reports we strive to identify ideas and trends that will shape improving global developments for diabetes prevention, care and cure—and keep us and our readers on top of fighting for diabetes rights, education, access, and funding. This underpins all our editorial output.

History

Diabetes Voice is a flagship publication of the International Diabetes Federation and has been for more than 60 years. In 1954, the first IDF news ‘Bulletin’ connected diabetes experts and practitioners in countries around the world. Early contributors included Charles Best, medical researcher who with Frederick Banting co-discovered insulin; R.D. Lawrence, IDF President and early recipient of insulin, and the American doctor, Elliott P. Joslin. In 1999, the Bulletin was renamed Diabetes Voice, and represented the interests of all people living with or caring for diabetes worldwide. The next era will utilise digital technology as a means to achieve improved diabetes awareness and education to the millions of people in need.

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The material on this website is for information purposes only. IDF makes no representation or warranties about the accuracy and reliability of any content in the document. Any opinions expressed are those of their authors, and do not necessarily represent the views of IDF. IDF shall not be liable for any loss or damage in connection with your use of this document. Through this document, you may link to third-party websites, which are not under IDF’s control. The inclusion of such links does not imply a recommendation or endorsement by IDF of any material, information, products and services advertised on third-party websites, and IDF disclaims any liability with regard to your access of such linked websites and use of any products or services advertised there. While some information in Diabetes Voice is about medical issues, it is not medical advice and should not be construed as such.



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Editorial team

Douglas Villarroel, MD

Joined as Editor-In-Chief of Diabetes Voice in 2016. Trained in Boliva and Mexico, he specialises in endocrinology and is a humanitarian, educator and author based in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Dr Villarroel received a kidney transplant when he was 27 years old. He’s on Facebook (facebook.com/dr.douglasvillarroel) and Twitter @dougvillarroel

Elizabeth Snouffer

Joined as Editor of Diabetes Voice in 2013 from her desk in Singapore after attending the IDF Western Pacific Region Congress in Kyoto, Japan. She started her career in advertising and developed patient-doctor communication programs across Europe and North America for diabetes, depression and heart disease, and later reported health news in Asia. She has lived with type 1 diabetes since 1978. She’s on Twitter @ElizabethType1

Lorenzo Piemonte

Communications Manager at the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). He has been with IDF for over 10 years, working on a variety of communications, programme and advocacy activities of the Federation. He has lived with type 1 diabetes since 1992.