32 million EU adults (8.2%) had diabetes in 2013, and this number could rise to 38 million by 2035. Diabetes is the fourth most common cause of death in Europe.
The effective treatment and management of diabetes calls for comprehensive approaches to care that empower patients and enable them to self-manage their disease to the best possible extent. There are good models across the EU on the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes, that can serve as an example to others and that can also apply to other chronic diseases.
This work package (WP 7) addresses the challenge that the burden of diabetes places on the health systems and individuals. Its principal objective is to improve coordination and cooperation among Member States to act on diabetes, including the exchange of good practices across the EU. WP 7 focuses on identification of people at high risk, early diagnosis, prevention of complications, and comprehensive multifactorial care. Special emphasis will be given to support the development and implementation of National Diabetes Plans.
Mapping data/good practices on prevention interventions for people at high risk of type 2 diabetes, and demonstration of how good practice could be transferred and implemented elsewhere
Mapping data/good practices on prevention of complications of type 2 diabetes and demonstration of how good practice could be transferred and implemented elsewhere. Models of care delivery and centeredness of people with diabetes will be the main focus.
Assessment of early health promotion intervention strategies for people with type 2 diabetes: identification, recommendations, and sharing of good practices
Overview of existing guidelines on effective training for health professionals and other stakeholders, aimed at improving the health literacy of and empowering persons with diabetes
Mapping and overview of national policy documents related to diabetes across Europe. Development of National Diabetes Plan (NDP) guidelines including the essential elements of any diabetes plan, with enough room for adaptation to local implementation conditions in any kind of social, economic and cultural context.
WP 7 Partners