Strategic research: In 2025, around 600,000 Danes will be diagnosed with diabetes
In 2011, around 291,000 Danes had diabetes, and projections show that around 600,000 will be diagnosed with this disease by 2025. On average, diabetes patients live two to five fewer years than those without diabetes. On a daily basis, the cost of this disease to Danish society is around 8 million euro.
The Danish Centre for Strategic Research in Type 2 diabetes (DD2) opened in 2009. The Centre is established by leading Danish diabetologists and have received a grant of nearly 5,4 million euro from The Danish Council for Strategic Research. The goal is to increase patients’ quality of life and their life expectancy as well as lessening the economic burden of diabetes through new studies and register research.