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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.

A stroke is a medical emergency affecting over one in four adults globally. It occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is cut off resulting in oxygen starvation, brain damage and loss of function. Stroke survivors can develop short and longterm complications, including, for example, mobility and speech issues. Knowing more about the prevention and symptoms of stroke could save millions of lives. For World Stroke Day, DigiCare4You wishes to raise awareness of the seriousness of strokes and the importance of prevention strategies.

DigiCare4You is a Horizon2020 project which 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 will also develop a roadmap to help policymakers assess the transferability, feasibility and effectiveness of the solution in their countries.

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DigiCare4You aims to improve the early prevention and management of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and hypertension (HTN). The project’s overall objective is to assess the scalability and transferability of an intersectoral, innovative personcentred solution involving digital tools, aimed at empowering families and integrating community care services in Europe for the prevention and management T2D and HTN.

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DigiCare4You aims to improve the early prevention and management of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and hypertension (HTN). The project’s overall objective is to assess the scalability and transferability of an intersectoral, innovative personcentred solution involving digital tools, aimed at empowering families and integrating community care services in Europe for the prevention and management T2D and HTN.

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