According to available data, 60 million people suffer from diabetes in Europe, a figure expected to rise to 68 million by 2045, while diabetes management already represents as much as 10% of overall health budgets.
Diabetes is considered ‘Europe’s silent health pandemic’ and handling the disease is a complex process given the numerous healthcare professionals involved at all levels.
A recent industry-funded report has found that by integrating health IT systems and finances, costs could be decreased while patients could expect better health outcomes.
The establishment of integrated budgets to tackle diabetes in Europe could bring much better outcomes for patients and simultaneously reduce avoidable costs for health systems of European countries, a new report has found.
The European Union has a critical role to play in optimising the management of diabetes care, by setting clear boundaries and precise objectives through its research funds, an expert has told EURACTIV.
With everyone’s minds focused on the health, economic and social catastrophe of COVID-19, World Diabetes Day, celebrated last week on 14 November, has not caught the attention of policymakers or the general public. But we neglect ‘Europe’s silent health pandemic’ …