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Developing and implementing a community-based intervention to promote behavioral changes and creating
a more supportive social and physical environment to prevent diabetes in vulnerable families across Europe. 

Feel4Diabetes study: Intervention countries

Feel4Diabetes is an EU-funded study (HORIZON2020), under Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases – GACD ( with a duration of 5 years (2015-2019). Feel4Diabetes is an evidence-based and potentially cost-effective and scalable school- and community-based intervention, aiming to promote healthy lifestyle and tackle obesity and obesity-related metabolic risk factors for the prevention of type 2 diabetes (T2D) among families from vulnerable groups in six European countries.

Vulnerable groups were defined as the overall population in Low/Middle–Income Countries (LMICs; Bulgaria, Hungary), families from low-socioeconomic neighborhoods in High-Income Countries (HICs; Belgium, Finland) and HICs which were under austerity measures during the implementation of the study (Greece, Spain).

The Feel4Diabetes multidisciplinary consortium incorporates the necessary expertise on diabetes prevention, behavioural science, nutrition, physical activity, policy and health economics. It consists of 10 partners: 7 universities, 1 research institute, 1 advocacy group and 1 small-medium enterprise.