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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.

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DigiCare4You consortium members held the project’s second annual meeting on November 30/December 01, 2022. The 16 international and multidisciplinary consortium partners from Australia, Europe and the USA met at the Harakopio University in Athens, Greece for the first physical consortium meeting since the beginning of the project to discuss the progress achieved to date. The two-day meeting was an opportunity to provide updates on the work conducted over the past year in each of the nine work packages.

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. Its overarching theme between 2021 to 2023 is access to diabetes care. In 2022, the day focuses on the need for better access to quality diabetes education for healthcare professionals (HCPs) and people living with diabetes (PwD).

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DigiCare4You aims to promote a healthy lifestyle for the prevention and management of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and hypertension (HTN) through a person-centered solution that integrates healthcare services in local communities. The DigiCare4You solution is designed to engage individuals in self-care, selfevaluation, goal setting, and decision making under the guidance of healthcare professionals supported by the use of interactive digital tools.


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