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The Beijing Community Diabetes Study

This prospective cohort study involves people with type 2 diabetes recruited from 15 urban community health centers. All participants received integrated care according to standardized protocols, delivered by collaborative team of tertiary hospital specialists and community primary care providers. It included visits for medication adjustments at least four times/year and individualized diabetes self-management education.

The investigators intend to present data on risk factor control and cardiovascular and mortality outcomes, and on the predictive power of neck circumference for cardiovascular endpoints.

BCDS results published: Collaborative type 2 diabetes care model has lasting benefits

Results from the Beijing Community Diabetes Study were presented at the 55th EASD Annual Meeting (EASD 2019):

Beijing Community Diabetes Study (BCDS) 
Tuesday, September 17, 13:15–14:15. Joslin Hall, Fira Barcelona Gran Via, Spain 
Session Chair: R. R. Holman, UK

  1. More sustained combined target control leading to less cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a 10-year cohort study with a community-hospital-integrated model for diabetes management in Beijing. M. Yuan, China
  2. BCDS clinical and societal impact. L. Ji, China
  3. Neck circumference, an ignored anthropometric indicator, was related to cardiovascular events in Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes in 10-year cohort study in Beijing. G. Yang, China

What our Editorial Board said:

The Beijing Community Diabetes Study proves that we can make a difference in the lives of people who live with diabetes. All we have to do is work together, as a team.

– Sanjay Kalra, Endocrinologist, India

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