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EPMA J. 2010 Mar;1(1):3-12. doi: 10.1007/s13167-010-0014-5. Epub 2010 Mar 16.

Time for new guidelines in advanced diabetes care: Paradigm change from delayed interventional approach to predictive, preventive & personalized medicine.

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  • "European Association for Predictive, Preventive & Personalised Medicine", Bonn, Germany ; Department of Radiology, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University of Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53105 Bonn, Germany.


Global burden of diabetes mellitus clearly demonstrate inadequacy of current diabetes care measures: the costs of caring for patients with diabetes mellitus are the highest compared to other frequent pathologies. Nonetheless, for every 10 s one patient dies of diabetes-related consequences. Thus, there is urgent need for highly effective measures that would lead to reduced prevalence, better long-term outcomes and improved quality of life for diabetic patients reducing associated economic burden. Such targeted measures would require the creation of new guidelines for advanced diabetes care that would provide for regulation, for timely predictive diagnostics as well as an effective prevention and creation of individualized treatment algorithms. Effective communication among the research community healthcare providers, policy-makers, educators and organized patient groups (Federations of Diabetics) is of paramount importance and essential for (pre)diabetes care. The ultimate mission of the "European Association for Predictive, Preventive & Personalised Medicine" is to promote this process in Europe and across the globe.

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