The primary purpose of Cities Changing Diabetes in Malmö is to map
the incidence of diabetes and the factors that drive the incidence of
type 2 diabetes at all ages. Social determinants of health will be
focal to this mapping.
The secondary purpose is to map patient access to care and support
for diabetes, to ensure high quality of life for patients.
"The causes of diabetes are
complex and interlinked. That means that knowledge and
experience sharing in partnerships such as Cities Changing
Diabetes is crucial in addressing many of the modifiable social
and environmental factors that lead to obesity and diabetes.
This work can also be strongly linked to Malmö City's focus on
sustainable development within the framework of Agenda 2030."
— Katrin Jammeh, Mayor of Malmö
"The project is important in
our co-production of knowledge needed to promote citizen health. For
example, we will try to find out what the prevalence of diabetes
looks like across the different age groups, and we will compare that
to other cities and will identify which socioeconomic factors could
be linked to diabetes.”
— Kerstin Tham,
Vice-Chancellor of Malmö University