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22 October 2017

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European Policy Action Network on Diabetes (ExPAND) Toolkit

ExPand Policy Toolkit SMALLThe European Policy Action Network on Diabetes (ExPAND) Toolkit is a practical guide to help diabetes champions challenge national governments to raise the profile of diabetes. It is the first ever comprehensive diabetes resource aimed specifically at helping national Members of Parliament raise diabetes as a policy priority.

The toolkit has been developed by the ExPAND network - an alliance of national Members of Parliaments (MPs) from across Europe – in which IDF Europe has played a leading role. It provides a one-stop resource covering the economic case for investment, evidence of what works, and best practice from across Europe and practical steps for leading and developing new diabetes policies fit for purpose. Key topics include prevention, self-management, innovation and person-centred care.  There are also dedicated chapters to care and treatment of children and older people.

The ExPAND network includes parliamentarians, diabetes advocates and other leading opinion formers from across Europe. The network is chaired by Adrian Sanders MP, a British Member of Parliament.  Members include Joao Nabais, (President, IDF-Europe) Teresa Caeiro MP (Portugal), Czeslaw Czechyra MP (Poland), Gagik Galstyan MP (Russia), Martin Gregora MP (Czech Republic) and Georgios Papanikoalou MEP (Greece).  There is also strong representation from diabetes associations from across the European region including Spain, Italy and Romania.

Click here to download a copy of the ExPAND Toolkit. Please note: for full functionality and optimal viewing the pdf should be saved to your computer before viewing.

For more information about the ExPAND network, contact Suzanne Wait, ExPAND secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..