CHALLENGES TACKLED BY THE FOCUS IN CD PROJECT

Among the greatest social challenges facing Europe is longer life expectancy with aging population. This fact has also contributed to increased burden of chronic diseases among European population in the past decade. Lack of development and promotion of innovative quality health service, disease management models and education in the field of management of chronic diseases, is affecting sustainability of CE health care systems.

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PROJECT SUMMARY


CD is a model of a lifelong disease caused by ingestion of cereals. It affects 1-3% of population (up to 5 million in CE) of all ages. It is estimated that 80% of people having CD are un/misdiagnosed. Diagnostic delay remains 6-10 years. Undiagnosed/untreated CD leads to a number of severe (potentially preventable) complications: infertility, osteoporosis, neurological disorders, malignancies, etc, which have profound effect on quality of life.

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How to set up a safe gluten-free kitchen?


To the health of patients with coeliac disease even the smallest mistakes and contamination of the gluten-free products can be harmful.
In order to ensure a safe, strict gluten-free diet it is important to buy gluten-free products, but also to store and prepare them properly to be able to produce a real gluten-free meal as a result. To help with tips and suggestions on how to prepare the kitchen surfaces and rearrange the articles in the kitchen, check the “Gluten- free Kitchen” video:


7th steering committee meeting in Vienna

Venue: House of European gastroeneterology

UEG (United European Gastroeneterology) week in Vienna

https://www.ueg.eu/week/

Focus IN CD results presentation - lecture, posters

PROJECT NEWS

19.05.2018

News

World Celiac Day

On 19th May 2018, the German partners held its national campaign at the celebrations of the World-Celiac-Day which is organized by the German Celiac  Disease Patient’s Society (DZG).
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World Celiac Day

Project outputs

ICT application for doctors

E-learning tool for HealTh Care Practitioners

Policy recommendations

10 pilot projects

E-LEARNING TOOL FOR patients

Assessment of Celiac Disease management practices

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June 2016

End Date

may 2019

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