Research & Projects

ANNOUNCEMENT: PCDE Study Group in primary care research is expanding..

One of the objectives of the research committee for 2022 is to expand the PCDE Study Group and enlarge the capability of the Study Group with enthusiastic researchers from across Europe to work together on joint research projects.
We are particularly interested in candidates who are GPs, pharmacist, or nurses either doing their PhDs, or are post-doctoral researchers.

Being part of this international group of researchers gives the candidate the opportunity to work on inspiring and innovative research projects within a dedicated, international team of experts, to share and learn about best practice and to contribute to quality management of primary care in diabetes in his/her country and across Europe.

We are looking forward to welcoming new enthusiastic researchers to Study Group.

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Each year PCDE issues a research grant for research projects in Primary Care.

The next call for project proposals is expected to be announced on this website in the last week of September 2022.

 ANNOUNCEMENT (15 December 2021)

Change of name: EASD-PCDE Study Group becomes Primary Care Diabetes Europe Study Group

The EASD-PCDE Study Group (in line with all Study Groups formerly associated with EASD) is to stop using “EASD” in their title, with immediate effect.

PCDE respects the request from EASD and has therefore changed the name of its Study Group to Primary Care Diabetes Europe Study Group.

Other than a change of name, this amendment has no practical consequences for the Study Group or its members.


Each year PCDE issues a research grant for research projects in Primary Care. 
The submissions were competitive this year and each of them would have been a worthy winner. The PCDE board would like to thank everyone who submitted a proposal, for their contribution to this project.

The PCDE board is delighted to announce the winning project proposals. 

The selection is done after review and scoring by two independent reviewers. The top 4 have been selected for a grant. 
More information about the annual PCDE research grant,  the application- , selection and funding process and be read here.

Publication study results:
The results of the studies will be submitted for publication in PCD journal (and/or other medical journals) . 

The links to the publications will be announced on this website.

Winning projects;

Study Title:
Association of blood pressure with cardiovascular and mortality outcomes in older persons with or without diabetes mellitus: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Dr. Pinar Topsever (TR)
Study Title:
Association of erectile dysfunction and PDE5 inhibitor usage with the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality in patients with diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis 
Dr.Sam Seidu (UK)
Study Title:
External validation of diabetes cardiovascular risk models (Advance and Dial) in men and women by ethnicity (country of birth) and disposable household income.
Dr. Rimke Vos (NL)
Study Title:
Gestational diabetes and complications among pregnant women attended in primary care sexual and reproductive health services in Catalonia. 
Dr. Josep Franch, Dr. Didac Mauricio (ES)