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European Regional Development Fund

More than €1.9m (£1.6m) of European funding has been secured by a cross border partnership to develop a four year cross-European approach to tackling Type 2 diabetes.

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Called DWELL (Diabetes and WELLbeing) this latest initiative involves eight partners from the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands and France. The programme will enable 1000 patients in these countries with Type 2 diabetes to access tailored support, empowering them to self-manage their condition and improve their wellbeing.

A 12-week patient support programme of ‘pick and mix’ options and a training package for staff to deliver the programme in the years ahead will be designed by, and implemented in, all four countries represented in the partnership. First trials are anticipated in autumn 2017.

As a result of improving patients’ long-term health and well-being, it is estimated that the project will see a 30% per person reduction to state funded health services per year - anticipated at €1.25m (£1.09m) per 1000 patients per year.

The DWELL project was approved and funded by the EU Interreg 2 Seas Programme 2014-2020 (co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund).

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