The Development Programme for the Prevention and Care of Diabetes (DEHKO 2000–2010) was accepted as Finland’s national diabetes programme in 2000. One of the main aims of the programme was to prevent type 2 diabetes and diabetes-related complications.
The Programme for the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes in Finland, FIN-D2D Project (2003-2007) was started to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the new prevention and care practices. The goal of the FIN-D2D Project was to make the screening and prevention of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases part of the health care routine in all primary health care centres and occupational health care units.
The project covered five hospital districts. The FIN-D2D Project continued until the end of 2008.
National Diabetes Programme DEHKO.
Prevention of T2D, FIN-D2D. http://www.diabetes.fi/sivu.php?artikkeli_id=1726
Putting prevention first - vascular checks: risk assessment and management.