Diabetes Community Pledge for the European Parliament Elections 2024

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.


Several Members of the European Parliament (MEP) take a stand for the diabetes community and joined the diabetes pledge

MEP Ljudmila Novak
(EPP, Slovenia) 


 MEP István Ujhelyi
(S&D, Hungary)

MEP Elżbieta Łukacijewska
(EPP, Poland)

 MEP Ondřej Knotek
(Renew, Czechia)

 MEP Radka Maxová
(S&D, Czechia)

 MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen
(EPP, Finland)

The Diabetes Community Pledge has been developed by a broad coalition of organisations working in the field of diabetes and supporting people with diabetes ahead of the June 2024 European parliamentary elections, a critical moment for setting the EU policy agenda.


The Diabetes Community Pledge contains 15 concrete policy recommendations addressed to the European Union and to Member States to improve the lives of People with Diabetes and those at risk

As we rethink the priorities for the next mandate, we call on policymakers to understand what is at stake and implement the right policies at every level of government, whether European, national or regional. 


What matters to our community is to get things done. Together, we can ensure people with diabetes in Europe live longer and more fulfilling lives, avoid preventable costs and strengthen the resilience and sustainability of health systems. 


What can you do?

Endorse the Diabetes Community Pledge Register your name, email and function here
EUDF will publish all supporters on their website and social media.

Post about the Pledge on social media with the hashtags #DiabetesPledge or #TakeAStand .

Reach out to your national and European Members of Parliament and ask them to support the Pledge! 

Read and share the Diabetes Community Pledge in your language

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 EUDF Diabetes Community Pledge - Introduction to the campaign

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EUDF Diabetes Community Pledge - Early detection in type 2 diabetes: why it matters and what we can do

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EUDF Diabetes Community Pledge - Early detection of type 1 diabetes: why it matters and what we can do

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EUDF Diabetes Community Pledge - Equitable care in diabetes: why it matters and what we can do

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EUDF Diabetes Community Pledge - Empowering people on diabetes: why it matters and what we can do

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EUDF Diabetes Community Pledge - Embracing Science & Technology: why it matters and what we can do

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EUDF Diabetes Community Pledge - view from a person living with diabetes

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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.