Collaborative research project
One of Europe’s biggest challenges is the burden of non-communicable diseases such as type 2 diabetes. According to the International Diabetes Federation there are now around 66 million adults (aged 18-99) with diabetes in the European region and it’s predicted to rise to 81 million by 2045. The resulting total diabetes health expenditure for Europe is currently over €180 billion.
Leading scientists from across Europe collaborated in the DynaHEALTH project* to better understand how a life-course approach to healthy ageing can reduce type 2 diabetes and obesity. One of the main goals from the project was to inform European healthcare policies, addressing the future economic and societal burdens of the disease.