EASD-PCDE Study Group

The study group is comprised of primary care researchers in diabetes across Europe and beyond. The guiding principles are:

  • To encourage high quality research in diabetes in primary care. 
  • To build a European network of primary care researchers, with wide interests on diabetes 
  • To share research findings. 

Current on-going funded research projects. 

  1. Association of blood pressure with cardiovascular and mortality outcomes in older persons with or without diabetes mellitus 
  2. Association of erectile dysfunction and PDE5 inhibitor usage with the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality in patients with diabetes 
  3. External validation of diabetes cardiovascular risk models (Advance and Dial) in men and women by ethnicity (country of birth) and disposable household income. 
  4. Gestational diabetes and complications among pregnant women attended in primary care sexual and reproductive health services in Catalonia.  
  5. Quality assessment of type 2 diabetes care in Greece: setting indicators from a primary care perspective 
  6. Impact of COVID-19 on primary care services; a qualitative survey of health care professionals across Europe 

Completed research projects. 

  1. Deintensification in older patients with type 2 diabetes: A systematic review of approaches, rates and outcomes
  2. Benefits and harms of sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT2-I) and renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors (RAAS-I) versus SGLT2-Is alone in patients with ntervetype 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
  3. SGLT2 inhibitors and renal outcomes in type 2 diabetes with or without renal impairment: A systematic review and meta-analysis
  4. Deintensification in older patients with type 2 diabetes: A systematic review of approaches, rates and outcomes
  5. Serum albumin, cardiometabolic and other adverse outcomes: systematic review and meta-analyses of 48 published observational cohort studies involving 1,492,237 participants
  6. Incidence and characteristics of diabetic foot ulcers in subjects with type 2 diabetes in Catalonian primary care centres: An observational multicentre study 
  7. Improving diabetes care among patients with severe mental illness: A systematic review of the effect of intions
  8. Dashboards to reduce inappropriate prescribing of metformin and aspirin: A quality assurance programme in a primary care sentinel network
  9. Indirect impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hospitalisations for cardiometabolic conditions and their management: A systematic review 
  10. The influence of hemoglobin A1c levels on cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality in people with diabetes over 70 years of age. A prospective study

Position statements 

  1. Seidu, S., Cos, X., Brunton, S., Harris, S. B., Jansson, S. P., Mata-Cases, M., … & Khunti, K. (2021). A disease state approach to the pharmacological management of Type 2 diabetes in primary care: a position statement by Primary Care Diabetes Europe. Primary Care Diabetes15(1), 31-51. 
  2. Hambling CE, Khunti K, Cos X, Wens J, Martinez L, Topsever P, Del Prato S, Sinclair A, Schernthaner G, Rutten G, Seidu S. Factors influencing safe glucose-lowering in older adults with type 2 diabetes: A PeRsOn-centred ApproaCh To IndiVidualisEd (PROACTIVE) Glycemic Goals for older people: A position statement of Primary Care Diabetes Europe. Prim Care Diabetes. 2019 Aug;13(4):330-352.  

EASD Annual conferences 

The EASD-PCDE Study Group organises each year a symposium and participates in the Study Groups Forum at the EASD.


2020 PCDE E-learning session at EASD:

 EASD e-Learning; Therapeutic inertia Created in collaboration with Primary Care Diabetes Europe (PCDE) – Virtual Meeting | EASD

2020 EASD-PCDE Study Group session

 PCDE Symposium: A disease state approach to the pharmacological management of type 2 diabetes in primary care: A position statement by Primary Care Diabetes Europe – Virtual Meeting

2021 EASD-PCDE Study Group session
Research output during the COVID 19 pandemic – Virtual Meeting