The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research (The Netherlands)
The National Institute for Health and Care Research (The Netherlands)
Amber van der Heijden; Jacqueline Dekker; Hendriek Boshuizen; Talitha Feenstra; Caroline Baan
Location of the project:
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
June 1, 2012 - October 1, 2014
Medical and lifestyle interventions can reduce diabetes complications. A key component for targeting these interventions is the assessment of an individual's risk of developing a complication within a defined time period, using prediction models. Current models are flawed, however, implying both undertreatment and overtreatment by targeting the wrong persons for prevention of complications.
This project will result in an improved and practically applicable prediction model for cardiovascular complications in type 2 diabetes patients. Using this model, patients can be better informed about their prognosis and treatment plans can be better tailored leading to a reduction in complications and treatment costs.
BRIDGES (Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems) is a programme initiated by the International Diabetes Federation, and supported by an educational grant from Lilly Diabetes.