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Boston Scientific Corporation and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) today announced that Boston Scientific has become an official sponsor of IDF’s “World Diabetes Day Campaign” in the global fight against diabetes. The Company and IDF made the announcement at the annual EuroPCR Scientific Program in Barcelona.
The International Diabetes Federation is a worldwide alliance of more than 200 diabetes associations in 160 countries who share a mission to enhance the lives of people with diabetes.
IDF promotes appropriate diabetes care, prevention and the pursuit of a cure through activities such as World Diabetes Day, to be observed on 14 November.
“We are proud to support the IDF in its efforts to build awareness around this devastating disease that affects millions of people worldwide,” said David McFaul, Boston Scientific Senior Vice President, International.
“As a leader in the medical device industry, we seek to improve the quality of patient care and help improve lives through disease prevention and awareness – goals that are closely aligned with the mission of IDF.”
“We are very pleased to welcome Boston Scientific as an official IDF sponsor,” said Professor Dr Martin Silink, President of the International Diabetes Federation.
“As a respected member of the medical technology community, we welcome Boston Scientific’s expertise, resources and participation in our global diabetes awareness campaigns, including World Diabetes Day, where our goal is to reach one billion people worldwide with care and prevention messages about the causes, symptoms, complications and treatment of diabetes.”