The Belgian Diabetes Forum brings together multiple stakeholders from across the diabetes landscape in Belgium.
The Forum builds harmony and common ground between all diabetes stakeholders in Belgium to reach efficient policy engagement in diabetes and to make better prevention of diabetes, better care and a higher level of well-being for people with diabetes a reality.
It is the Forum’s mission to identify what is going well, what is missing and what can improve in diabetes prevention and care in Belgium, and based thereon, to provide guidance for policy makers for filling the gaps, and for aligning existing initiatives regarding prevention, care and well-being in a cost-effective way.
The Belgian Diabetes Forum has the aim to be an efficient platform where decisions can be taken in full respect of the specific identity of every member. Independence and multi-stakeholder approach must always be guaranteed in the decision-making processes.
You can find our Memorandum of Understanding here:
The Belgian Diabetes Forum has drafted a White Paper after a broad consultation of stakeholders involved in the prevention and management of diabetes, both through individual interviews and virtual workshops. This document presents a list of recommendations to raise awareness among policy makers and to help them prioritise future policy actions.
The videos below illustrate each a specific dimension of the White Paper:
3 september 2022
Forum "SPEAK UP"
On September 3rd, the Belgian Diabetes Forum organized the first SPEAK UP event, where more than a hundred participants from both sides of the language border – people living with diabetes, their families, health professionals – took the opportunity to talk directly to policy makers and to share their questions and suggestions on different aspects related to diabetes management and care.
The work does not stop there, as all the proposals and questions raised during the event will now be synthesized and compiled in a report that will serve as a basis for further dialogue with the political world.
You can watch the different presentations made by the speakers as well as the discussion between panel members via the videos below.
25 June 2021
Seminar on the importance of data
On 25 June 2021, the Belgian Diabetes Forum organized a virtual seminar on the importance of data in the fight against chronic diseases.
This seminar was an opportunity to present the Forum’s work in the field of data as well as experiences from abroad that can serve as inspiration.
You can watch the entire seminar and some excerpts below.
Professor KU Leuven
Professor OLV Aalst
Professor CHU Liège
Belgian Diabetes Forum secretariat
Attn. Whyte Corporate Affairs
info @ belgiandiabetesforum.be
Clos Lucien Outers Gaarde 11-21
1160 Brussels – Belgium