Cantabria participates in Care4Diabetes, an EU project to improve care for people with type II diabetes

Care4Diabetes aims to empower patients to take an active role in the management of their disease. Endocrinologist Luis Alberto Vazquez Salví took part in the project’s inaugural conference held on 16 and 17 February in Oviedo with all the partners involved in Care4Diabetes.

The aim is to implement in the European Union the Reverse Diabetes2 Now Best Practice that the Dutch NGO Voeding Leef has been developing for a decade. Its leaders have detailed during this meeting its methodology and the results that have been scientifically validated and granted the recognition of the European Union as Best Practice to be replicated in the rest of the participating countries.


– A consortium with 30 partners from 12 countries.

– A three-year project.

– A budget of 4 million euros (80% covered by the European Commission).

This programme involves a total of 30 partners from 12 countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal and Spain.

In Spain, the partners are the public health services of Cantabria (SCS), Andalusia (SAS) and Galicia (Sergas); the Regional Government of Extremadura; the Marqués de Valdecilla Institute Foundation (IDIVAL), the Andalusian Public Foundation for Progress and Health and, as an associated entity, the Aragonese Primary Care Research Group.

In the first phase, nurses, family medicine and endocrinology professionals with specific training will work intensively for six months with these patients, who will be followed up for another six months to evaluate the results.

The Spanish Ministry of Health has chosen the Principality of Asturias to lead this European programme because of the experience of the Regional Ministry of Health in coordinating other international projects funded by the European Commission such as EFFICHRONIC and IDEAHL.

The dissemination of the actions and activities of this project will be carried out on social networks with the following hashtags:#EU4Health, #HealthUnion y #Care4Diabetes #kickoffC4D