Diabetes in the EU between awareness and access to care

A man checking blood sugar level with a glucometer. [SHUTTERSTOCK/PIKSELSTOCK]

Diabetes remains a major public health concern despite the efforts to increase awareness and reverse its relentless spread in Europe.

As a complex condition with a multitude of expressions and causes affecting all genders, generations, and socioeconomic groups, diabetes has been on policymakers radars and a lot has been done in prevention and in improving access to diabetes care for patients.

The forthcoming proposal of an EU health data space will come in handy, as it could reinforce the use of data and the recently set up national diabetes registries.

In this series of articles, EURACTIV takes a look at the state of play in diabetes treatment and prevention as well as at challenges in improving the quality of care and outcomes.

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