56 million in Europe have diabetes. By 2035, this number is expected to grow to nearly 70 million, underlining shortcomings of existing policies to fight the disease.
Only 18 out of 28 EU member states have a national plan to counter diabetes.
The Czech Republic is the only country in Europe that has a strong monitoring and evaluation system in its national plan. It is also the only country to assess the cost-effectiveness of individual measures in its plan.
All European countries have prevention policies that address the main risk factors of diabetes.
Greece is the only country to report monitoring and measuring the impacts of its prevention policies, as well as assessing their cost-effectiveness.