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World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated on November 14, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting who co-discovered insulin 100 years ago. The WDD campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation. The overarching theme for the period 2021 to 2023 is access to diabetes care. In 2023, the campaign focuses on the importance of knowing your risk of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) to help delay and prevent the condition as well as highlighting the impact of diabetes-related complications and the importance of having timely access to the right information and care.

World Mental Health Day provides the opportunity to raise awareness and mobilise efforts in support of mental health. People living with T2D and HTN are at an increased risk of developing mental health conditions. On World Mental Health Day we echo the call for action to ensure that mental health is viewed and treated as a universal human right for people living with T2D and HTN.


Click here to read the full news item published for World Mental Health day.

The European Week of Sport is held between September 23 and 30. Leading an active lifestyle is key in both the prevention and management of Type 2 Diabetes and Hypertension. This is why we share the ambition of the European Week of Sport to encourage everybody to adopt a lifestyle that includes physical activity.

This year all the initiatives will focus on three important pillars of sport described as the 3Is: involvement, inclusion and innovation.

A new WHO Europe study showing the positive effect of digital tools on health workers has been published in The Lancet Digital Health.[1] Digital tools including, but not limited to, telemedicine, and mobile health technologies were found to impact positively health workers’ performance, clinical practice and management, and enhance quality and delivery of, and acc

Consortium Partners from the DigiCare4You project published a new article in npj Digital Medicine (August, 2023) on the cost-effectiveness of text messaging, smartphone application and website interventions for the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and hypertension (HTN).

June 7 marks World Food Safety Day.

Healthy eating is important for everyone to lower the risk of developing noncommunicable diseases such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension, and it is crucial for the care and management of these conditions. 

Promoting healthy lifestyles, including healthy eating and physical activity, is a key compoent of the DigiCare4You solution, which aims at alleviating the burden of type 2 diabetes and hypertension on individual and society.

One of the themes of the European Public Health Week 2023 highlights the importance of preventing and controlling chronic diseases. 

T2D and HTN represent a major burden on individuals and society and are the root causes of other chronic conditions.  Currently 537 m people worldwide live with diabetes (61m in Europe) and this number is forecast to rise to 643 m by 2030 (67m in Europe).  Additionally, 1.23 billion people live with hypertension. Early screening and a focus on preventative measures is key to tackling these conditions.

DigiCare4You consortium members held the project’s third annual meeting on May 8-9 in Zaragoza and online. During the meeting, DigiCare4you partners reviewed the progress achieved in recruiting study participants and developing a locally-adapted intervention, integrated in the local health system and procedures in each country.

Read the full press release here.


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