Document paper Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes: A Growing Challenge in Europe

Diabetes is a growing pandemic in Europe, and Type 2 (T2) diabetes accounts for around 90% of all cases. Unlike Type 1, which is an autoimmune disorder, T2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition developed over time and linked to a combination of lifestyle, environmental, genetic and other factors.

If not effectively managed, T2 diabetes leads to health emergencies and severe complications, including blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation.

Effective management at each stage of the condition can potentially postpone or avoid severe complications, and lead to better health outcomes, higher quality of life, and reduced strain on health systems and wider societal structures.

Medical technology can play an important role in supporting people with T2 diabetes and their care teams throughout the management journey.

Learn more in our latest paper on the topic.

Posted on 06.09.2022

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