Diabetes is a chronic, and largely preventable, disease that can lead to cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney failure, loss of limbs and loss of life. It causes suffering and hardship for the approximately 60 million people in the European Region currently living with the disease, while also straining the Region’s economies and health systems.Read more
Top storyNew WHO report on trends in adolescent obesity
The report confirms that the number of obese adolescents is continuing to rise in many countries across the Region. Levels are increasing particularly in eastern European countries, are very high in the vast majority of countries, and are especially high in countries of southern Europe.
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PublicationsPrevention and control of noncommunicable diseases in the European Region: a progress report More publications
Key policyAction Plan for implementation of the European Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2012−2016
World Health DayWorld Health Day 2016: Beat diabetes
7 April 2016
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The number of people with diabetes in the European Region
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