In Copenhagen, the programme’s research informed the Copenhagen
Diabetes Action Plan, which aims to shape policy in ways that address
inequalities in diabetes management.1 The findings have
also led to targeted interventions such as the establishment of a
specialised diabetes centre, a community-based mentor programme and a
community action research initiative focused on the most vulnerable populations.
"In recent years, Copenhagen has made great progress in the
fight against diabetes. We have had greater focus on health
inequalities. Because we know that vulnerable citizens have a higher
risk of developing chronic diseases like diabetes. We have opened
our country’s first dedicated Center for Diabetes where citizens who
live with type 2 diabetes can co-create the self-management
assistance they need. The demand has been so great that we are now
building a new centre."
— Sisse Marie Welling, Mayor of Health and Care.
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