The Berlin Declaration: A call to improve early actions related to type 2 diabetes. Why is primary care important?
Kamlesh Khunti, James R Gavin, Andrew JM Boulton, Rick Blickstead, Margaret McGill, Antonio Ceriello, Itamar Raz, Shaukat Sadikot, David A Wood, Xavier Cos, Sanjay Kalra, Ashok Kumar Das, Cutberto Espinosa López, undefined Berlin Declaration Steering Group
Primary Care Diabetes | Published : 2018
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.