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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.

Diabetes Picture

Diabetes is a silent pandemic. Changing habits and new environmental realities have led to increased rates of this chronic condition, which requires long-term treatment and care. This growing demand places a major stress on healthcare systems, which are not designed around long-term chronic disease management, as well as on our societies’ wider economic and social structures.

The Diabetes Sector Group of MedTech Europe is committed to helping move healthcare systems forward to meet the demands and opportunities of this changing world. Bringing together leading companies in the field of diabetes, we engage widely across the diabetes community to achieve these aims and put people with diabetes, rightly, at the centre of our world.

Manufacturers of diabetes technologies and services stand with people with diabetes during the Covid-19 health crisis. Please find a full joint industry statement here.

Our priorities

  • Value-Based Healthcare in Diabetes
    Medical technologies and solutions help people living with diabetes in managing their complex condition and achieve better outcomes. The medical technologies empower the people to take better control and thus enjoy a higher quality of life. They also support the needed interaction between the patient and his/her healthcare professionals and wider care teams which allows for a stronger and more personalized management of the condition. These means can also save money for health systems over time. Medtech Europe is engaging with stakeholders to demonstrate the patient and economic benefits of taking a holistic approach to diabetes care.
  • A Digital Future for Diabetes
    We profoundly believe that digital tools and services will enable a new era for diabetes treatment and care, moving care from the hospital setting to the home and empowering people with diabetes, their caregivers and healthcare professionals with better tools, data and services. Did you ever wonder what digitally enabled diabetes care means? Have a look at our new infographic here which outlines the key elements.

Ukraine and the diabetes community

“Connect Solidarity”, launched by IDF Europe, supports people living with diabetes in Ukraine and those who have had to flee to surrounding countries due to the ongoing war. We encourage you to learn more about the initiative and how to support here.

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