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Economist Intelligence Unit Digital Diabetes Index

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Digital diabetes tools and services can help improve the health and quality of life of people with diabetes while saving costs for health systems over time. How prepared are European health systems to embrace the potential of this digital revolution?

Digital Diabetes Index: Comparing European Digital Diabetes Readiness

60 million people in Europe have diabetes, set to rise to 65 million by 2030. An estimated 41% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed, leaving them at risk of complications and increased healthcare costs. This combination of increasing numbers of people with diabetes and the high cost of diabetes care—due to complications and co-morbidities—creates an impetus for action.

Digital diabetes tools and services can help improve the health and quality of life of people with diabetes while saving costs for health systems over time. But how prepared are European health systems to embrace the potential of this digital revolution?

The Economist Intelligence Unit Digital Diabetes Index, commissioned by MedTech Europe, explores the policies of 10 European countries to measure the level of readiness to leverage digital tools and services for diabetes. A white paper that presents the key Index findings can be found here.

The Economist Intelligence Unit held a launch webinar for the Digital Diabetes Index

The Economist Intelligence Unit held a launch webinar for the Digital Diabetes Index on Thursday, 12 November 2020, to coincide with this year’s World Diabetes Day. In the first half of the webinar, EIU presented the background, methodology and key findings of the index, while the second half invited reflection and discussion by an expert panel consisting of Dr. Jeannette Soderberg, Director of JDRF international, Dr. Henk Veeze, Co-Founder of Diabeter, and Dr. Nick Guldemond, Professor of Integrated Care and Technology at the Leiden University Medical Center.

See a full recording of the session in the video below: