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DigiCare4You is an innovative, easy-to-implement, low-cost, and sustainable solution which will help build healthcare services’ capacity and strengthen countries’ primary care systems as well as address the specific needs and preferences of people at risk of T2D and/or hypertension, as they develop healthy habits and engage in activities supporting their well-being. Aiming to be a fully scalable and transferable solution, a roadmap will be developed to help policymakers  assess the feasibility and effectiveness of the DigiCare4You solution in their regions/countries and promote people-centred care and integrated health services in Europe and beyond.

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DigiCare4You aims to improve the early prevention and management of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and hypertension (HTN) via a community-based, person-centred solution, integrating both social and healthcare systems, supported by the use of digital tools. The project also aims to assess the scalability and transferability of the DigiCare4You solution, within the implementation countries and beyond. To support the development of a scalable and transferable solution, an International Stakeholder Advisory Board (ISAB) has been set up.

 

Across the world, 537 million people were living with diabetes in 2021, of whom 61 million in Europe, and this figure is anticipated to increase to 643 by 2030 (67 million in Europe).

An estimated 1.28 billion adults aged 30-79 years worldwide have hypertension (HTN). HTN is also approximately twice as prevalent in people living with diabetes as in the general population.

DigiCare4You consortium partners gathered in Pisa, Italy on May 15-16 2024, for the project's fifth consortium meeting. DigiCare4You partners reviewed the progress achieved in each work package throughout the second reporting period spanning from October 1, 2022 until March 31, 2024 and discussed next steps for the project. 

Read the full press release here

World Hypertension Day (WHD) is celebrated on May 17. Its purpose is to convey the need for awareness of hypertension and its complications, and provide information on its prevention, detection, and management. This year’s campaign theme is “Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer”. It highlights that not only is knowledge of hypertension of significance but also that accuracy in blood pressure measurement is vital firstly to ensure early diagnosis and secondly to facilitate proper management to prevent the development of life-threatening complications.

 

CEIP Cortes de Aragon, a school located in Zaragoza participating in the DigiCare4You project, recently organised a solidarity school race in which all proceeds were donated to the Zaragoza Diabetes Association.

As a participatory school in the project, DigiCare4You partners from the University of Zaragoza were invited to attend this event to raise awareness of their research group and the DigiCare4You project.

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DigiCare4You

An intersectoral innovative solution involving DIGItal tools, empowering families and integrating  

community CARE services for the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes and hypertension

DigiCare4You Consortium