Diabetes Literacy

Seventh Framework Programme European Commission

Diabetes Literacy DSME Compendium


    This compendium describes the existing diabetes self-management education (DSME) programmes for each EU Member State plus Israel, Taiwan and the US, against the backdrop of the country’s health care and policy environment, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes per country, and the barriers and gaps for program implementation. As such, the compendium provides a good overview about the current situation regarding DSME in Europe and in the other participating countries. It shows that there is a high degree of heterogeneity regarding target clientele, program content, degree of evaluation and organizational management of self-management education for type 2 diabetes in the different countries.