Reviving the St Vincent Declaration

On the occasion of the signing of the St Vincent Declaration in St Vincent, Italy in October 1989, representatives of diabetes organizations and government health departments from European countries agreed unanimously on key health objectives for people with diabetes. Five-year targets were incorporated within the framework of the Declaration, which effectively recognized that diabetes outcomes were measurable; European nations were thus challenged to improve standards of care. In this article, representatives of the European Region of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF-Europe) report on achievements in European diabetes care as a result of the St Vincent Declaration, and look forward to legislative measures to ensure its implementation at European level.
Europe, St Vincent, St Vincent Declaration, European region, survey, national diabetes programme