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    Diabetes Europe Roundtable 2018

    10th April 2018, Brussels

  • Slide

    Diabetes Europe Roundtable 2018

    10th April 2018, Brussels

  • Slide

    Diabetes Europe Roundtable 2018

    10th April 2018, Brussels

  • Slide

    Diabetes Europe Roundtable 2018

    10th April 2018, Brussels

  • Slide

    Diabetes Europe Roundtable 2018

    10th April 2018, Brussels

  • Slide

    Diabetes Europe Roundtable 2018

    10th April 2018, Brussels

  • Slide

    Diabetes Europe Roundtable 2018

    10th April 2018, Brussels

  • Slide

    Diabetes Europe Roundtable 2018

    10th April 2018, Brussels

Diabetes is a growing epidemic, affecting more than 56 million people across Europe.

Complications associated with diabetes, include kidney failure, cardiovascular disease and diabetic retinopathy, which all patients are at risk of developing.

This major public health issue continues to impose a heavy financial burden on health services, making early and appropriate intervention vitally important.

The EU must raise greater awareness of diabetes, highlighting the risk factors and symptoms, whilst promoting healthier lifestyles, as a preventive measure.

Continued investment in clinical research and innovation is essential for the development of novel therapeutic approaches, which will strengthen the overall management of diabetes and improve the quality of life for people living with this chronic disease.

This one day round table will bring together EU policy makers, healthcare professionals, patient groups, academic experts and healthcare players, to examine the ongoing challenges in managing the prevalence of diabetes more effectively and explore practical solutions in order to reach a consensus and implement a sustainable forward action plan.

At this round table, participants will hear from high level EU health officials, leading diabetologists and endocrinologists, offering a variety of insights and recommendations and open discussions.


Subjects to be addressed include:
  • EU diabetes policy advancements & research
  • Sugar tax, soda tax and food tax policies – feasibility and expected results
  • Improving diagnosis and management of primary healthcare
  • Primary care and the roles of GP and nurses in coordinating care pathway
  • Improving preventative measures
  • Raising awareness of Type 1 Diabetes
  • Future technologies
  • Type 2 Diabetes: bariatric surgery vs medication

Networking:

The round table will also provide networking time, including coffee breaks and lunch to ensure participants have the maximum possible time to establish and strengthen relationships, whilst exchanging ideas.