We ask you to pledge your support for the 32 million people living with diabetes in the European Union and their families. Take action by creating a strong EU diabetes policy framework supportive of national diabetes action plans.

Early Detection - Equitable Care - Empowering People - Embracing Science & Technology

Learn more about our tasks for policymakers and hear more about the 4Es – Early Detection – Equitable Care – Empowering People – Embracing Science and Technology, with were presented during the EUDF session at the EASD Annual Meeting 2023 in Hamburg 

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What are the activities and goals of the European Diabetes Forum?

Interview with Stefano Del Prato (Chair EUDF) Chantal Mathieu (Vice-Chair EUDF), and Bart Torbeyns (Executive Director) about the activities and goals of the European Diabetes Forum. Recorded at the 59th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD 2023) in Hamburg, Germany. 

EUDF policy recommendations

The Strategic Forums have developed specific, achievable sets of policy recommendations in three key areas. 

Integrated care is an emergent set of practices that seeks to move away from care that is fragmented, episodic, and service-based, with care that is continuous, coordinated, and outcomes-focused. As the WHO describes it, integrated care is “seamless, smooth, and easy to navigate.”  

Diabetes registries, which collect, track, and analyse patient data on parameters ranging from clinical characteristics, risk factor control indicators, diabetes complications, and treatments, can become an essential tool for improving the quality of diabetes care and securing better outcomes for people with diabetes when integrated in the diabetes care system. 

Digital technologies are driving significant changes in healthcare, offering new solutions to assist in preventing, diagnosing, and treating chronic diseases. Diabetes is ideally suited to benefit from these types of digital tools, given it is a largely a self-managed condition, and especially data-driven.  

Our Vision

We enable healthcare systems to cope with the diabetes pandemic, while achieving the best possible outcomes for patients.

Our Mission

 Ensure the translation of research into policy actions towards better diabetes care at national level. 

Who We Are

 The European Diabetes Forum aims to improve outcomes for people with diabetes, and unite stakeholders from across the diabetes landscape in Europe. This includes, policy makers, research, scientific societies, patient organisations, nurse associations, institutions connected to diabetes related
co-morbidities, industry, governments, regulators, payers,
and many more. 

Our Role

 We will provide the platform for these stakeholders to collaborate and to improve how we, as societies, manage diabetes and jointly advocate for policy change that enables our healthcare systems to cope with the diabetes pandemic. We will support European and national stakeholders in driving a policy conversation, take concrete action to improve diabetes care, and provide a central point of contact for diabetes policy in Europe.