Transforming diabetes care – the Lancet Commission on Diabetes: comments and suggestions for Romania – a position of the Romanian Federation of Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases – Executive Summary
In the last four decades, diabetes has become epidemiologically aggressive, threatening the health of millions of people and challenging health systems by increasing costs. Significant changes have been made in many areas of medical and socio-economic life that have become the new world of diabetes. The mission of the lancet commission report is to stimulate the beneficial transformation of diabetes through four major actions. 1. Digital collection of essential data on epidemiology and on the quality of care. 2. Increasing the level of knowledge of doctors and educators. 3. Optimizing the quality of care that can be achieved through adherence
to quality standards and the co-participation/activation of patients. It is necessary to gradually approach “precise diabetes” through “personalized management for the right phenotype”, where the care of the disease becomes the care of the person with diabetes. 4. Prevention of diabetes and its complications is the last but not the least condition of transformation. The benefits are estimated in terms of increasing the quality of life of people with diabetes, reducing the aggressiveness of the disease, and increasing life expectancy. Conclusion: The transformation of diabetes is necessary and possible and the benefits are huge. Let’s participate in its achievement.