Diabetes is a serious disease. In the Netherlands, about 1.2 million have diabetes, and this number is increasing every year. The disease often leads to all kinds of serious physical problems: poor circulation, nerve damage, eye and ear complaints, kidney problems, heart disease and much more. People with diabetes have high levels of sugar in their blood and need to keep them in balance. Medicines help, but a healthy lifestyle also plays an increasingly important role in the treatment - and even cure for some patients - of diabetes.
It is very important to ensure that the number of people with diabetes is decreasing and that the disease is less severe for those who do get it. At this point, not enough is known about the disease to really control it. The Diabetes on Return consortium is looking for new ways to make this possible. Scientific institutions, health care facilities, and technology, nutrition and care companies, together and with the close involvement of people with diabetes themselves, are developing tools to provide personalized support to patients.
The first annual Diabetes on Return meeting will take place on June 25. A good time to get to know Diabetes on Return and to work towards a 2.0 version of the consortium. During the morning program, you will be informed about current initiatives on diabetes from the perspective of healthcare, industry and knowledge institutions. In the afternoon we will discuss how to shape our joint ambition to reduce diabetes and its impact within the consortium.
Where & When
- Date: 25 June 2021
- Time: 10.30 AM - 2.30 PM
- Language: English
- Location: Online
After registration (3 days before the event) you will receive the link to the livestream
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TOPFIT is a strategic open innovation consortium whose partner organizations in and from the Eastern Netherlands operate as pacesetters in the Eastern Dutch healthcare innovation ecosystem and as a hub in the Northern European field of technological and social innovation. The founders in 2018 were Radboudumc, Radboud University, WUR and UT with the support of both Provinces of Overijssel and Gelderland and van Oost NL.