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Development & Implementation of a European Guideline and training standards for Diabetes Prevention [IMAGE] [2006309] - Project
General objectives

The project aims to help European healthcare professionals to deliver efficient preventive intervention on type 2 diabetes.

Strategic relevance and contribution to the public health programme

By developing a European training programme for healthcare professionals on efficient preventive intervention on diabetes, the project will contribute to national and EU efforts to prevent type 2 diabetes in Europe.

Methods and means

Collect scientific evidence on identification of high-risk individuals.
Develop recommendations for efficient lifestyle intervention and for pharmacointervention of type 2 diabetes.
Develop nutritional training aspects for the training of prevention managers.

Expected outcomes period

The project will:
develop intervention standards in European practice-oriented guidelines for diabetes prevention;
develop a European training programme for healthcare professionals to help them deliver preventive intervention;
develop European standards for the assessment of the occurrence of type 2 diabetes and its known risk factors in order to monitor and report systematically these both in the Member States and at the EU level using comparative data;
build a European e-health training portal for prevention managers.

Start date: 11/05/2007
End date: 11/05/2010
Duration: 36 month(s)
Current status: Finalised
Programme title: First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
EC Contribution: € 700 000,00