Sector Groups

Diabetes

1 in 11 adults around the world have diabetes. That’s about 60 million people across Europe, equivalent to the total Italian population. This number increases significantly every year. If current trends continue, diabetes will be the number one health threat in the coming years.
The European Diabetes Sector Group aims to reverse this trend by taking meaningful collective action to help avoid the diabetes pandemic where possible, and when diagnosis occurs to put people at the centre of care and give them back a full and fear-free life.
Below you will find our vision, views and resources.

Diabetes Picture

We are sleepwalking toward crisis. Record levels of obesity and diabetes are being reported around the globe. What’s different about chronic diseases is that they are long-term. You might live with diabetes for 40+ years. Healthcare systems are mainly set up for intense but short-term care, like if you were in car crash.

The European Diabetes Sector Group is committed to helping bring healthcare systems forward. To move care from the hospital setting to the home. To develop smart new ways to get value for money when systems are building their national diabetes strategies. We engage widely across the diabetes community to achieve these aims putting people with diabetes, rightly, at the centre of our world.

We profoundly believe that diabetes medtech will enable a new era for diabetes care, from simple hassle-saving ideas such as telemedicine to complex ideas such as the artificial pancreas – and all the ideas in-between.

A Vision for Digitally Enabled Diabetes Care in Europe

Can we rethink how care for people with diabetes is provided? Are digital means truly an opportunity to improve diabetes care? The answers to these questions come from the paper “A Vision for Digitally Enabled Diabetes Care in Europe”, that can be downloaded below.

We interviewed a wide range of experts in diabetes about their vision for the future of diabetes care. Their perspectives provide insight on key trends, challenges, and possible solutions, as well as the role of digitisation in empowering people with diabetes and improving the quality of care.

Find more about the Future of Diabetes Care!

Access to medical technologies and services during the COVID-19 pandemic

We are living in unprecedented times. The functioning of our social and health systems are being challenged to an extent rarely seen before. We want to share an update with the diabetes community on what we are doing as diabetes technology companies and address some important questions we are receiving.

In these difficult months, where severe confinement measures have been put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19, we are committed to do the utmost possible to ease the challenges that people with diabetes might be facing.

Find here the full joint industry statement.

Digital future of diabetes

Few other healthcare areas have as many devices in the field already communicating digitally as diabetes. How can we turn this wealth of data into meaningful outcomes that positively impact patients. Medtech Europe is engaging within companies to find and deliver shared projects that create a better diabetes environment.

Check out the video below which shows how diabetes care has been transformed over the last 20 years.

Value-Based Healthcare in Diabetes

Diabetes is a long-term disease, and as such, it is important to make smart longterm investment decisions. We are working with healthcare systems to deploy resources in the smartest way possible – we call it Value Based Health Care. Medtech Europe is engaging with the purchasing community and building case studies to showcase the patient and economic benefits of our suggestions.

MedTech Europe proudly supports World Diabetes Day 2019

This World Diabetes Day we highlight how value-based healthcare improves the lives of people with diabetes. Find here all the materials and engage with us on social media.

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MedTech Europe staff supports World Diabetes Day

MedTech Europe staff shows solidarity to the diabetes community.

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