It is particularly meaningful for the Sardinian capital to begin its
Cities Changing Diabetes journey: The city has the highest prevalence
of type 1 diabetes in Europe, and potential to improve care and
assistance for people with type 2 diabetes living on the island has
It is hoped that the signing of the Urban Diabetes Declaration will
accelerate efforts to gather data and build a network that will boost
awareness of the seriousness of the diabetes challenge. The urban
observatory of Casteddu will begin this work and help Sardinian people
with diabetes improve their condition and reduce complications
associated with diabetes in the city.
Cagliari joins recent Urban Diabetes Declaration signatory cities
from Siena and Empoli. The President of the Marche Region, home to the
first regional laboratory on urban diabetes in Italy, has also put pen
to paper on the Declaration. Nine out of a potential 14 metropolitan
cities mayors in Italy have now signed the Urban Diabetes Declaration.
Keep up the strong momentum!