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20 years of Primary Care Diabetes Europe (PCDE)

PCDE is proud to announce its 20th Anniversary in 2017

20 years continued commitment in supporting primary care professionals and people with diabetes

20 years of Primary Care Diabetes Europe (PCDE)

  • Initiated with St Vincent Declaration
  • 14 international conferences
  • 12 symposia and workshops
  • 2 educational webcasts
  • PCD Journal: 520 original articles – Impact factor

Welcome to PCDE


“Primary Care Diabetes Europe (PCDE) welcomes all healthcare professionals working for people with diabetes in a community setting.

PCDE offers:

  1. an organisation representing your interests in major European organisations at political and professional levels, with the aim of highlighting the importance of the development of high quality diabetes services in all countries.
  2. a recognised Academic Journal publishing original research – “Primary Care Diabetes”
  3. PCDE is involved with and encourages research concerning Diabetes and all different aspects of its management in Primary Care.
  4. PCDE organises a pan-European conference highlighting developments and challenges in Primary Care Diabetes management, the latest one was in April 2016.
  5. PCDE forms an important link between Primary Care Diabetes societies where they exist across Europe, encouraging collaboration and the sharing of good practice.

The most important goal of PCDE is to support ‘best practice’ in diabetes care across Europe, for the benefit of all people with diabetes.


PCDE’s Journal,  Primary Care Diabetes, has undergone some important changes in 2015:

  • First is an increase in issue frequency, from four to six issues per year, reflecting a steady growth in article submissions and journal profile.
  • Second is a transition from print to electronic: PCDE member access is now fully electronic; Details on membership and access to PCD Journal articles are listed on the Journal Page.

These changes together reflect the journal’s growing stature and the broader move of scientific literature online with the additional functionality that offers. Thank you for continuing to read and support the journal during this year of growth and transition.

Johan Wens Chairman PCDE

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