The Berlin Declaration: A call to improve early actions related to type 2 diabetes. Why is primary care important?

on behalf of the Berlin Declaration Steering Group

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Abstract

Diabetes is epidemic worldwide and places a huge burden on healthcare systems. The majority of the cost of type 2 diabetes (T2D) is related to hospitalization and the management of complications, and these also have a negative impact on the individual's quality of life. The Berlin Declaration is a global call for early action for the identification of high risk individuals, prevention of T2D and the prevention of complications in those with T2D, through prevention, early detection, early control and early access to the right multidisciplinary interventions. This should empower people to take action to prevent T2D and its complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-392
Number of pages10
JournalPrimary Care Diabetes
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2018

Keywords

  • Access to interventions
  • Berlin Declaration
  • Early action
  • Early control
  • Prevention
  • Primary care
  • Type 2 diabetes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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