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Volume 20 Supplement 1

Designing, implementing and evaluating a community-based intervention to prevent diabetes in vulnerable families across Europe. The Feel4Diabetes-study.


"Publication of this supplement and the Feel4Diabetes-study was funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement n° 643708. The content of this supplement reflects only the authors’ views and the European Community is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

Edited by, Odysseas Androutsos and Constantine Tsigos.


  1. Feel4Diabetes (standing for: Families across Europe following a hEalthy Lifestyle for Diabetes prevention, http://​feel4diabetes-study.​eu/​) is a school and community based intervention program, aiming to prevent t...

    Authors: Stavros Liatis
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20(Suppl 1):13
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) comprises the vast majority of all diabetes cases in adults, with alarmingly increasing prevalence over the past few decades worldwide. A particularly heavy healthcare burden of...

    Authors: Ioannis Kyrou, Constantine Tsigos, Christina Mavrogianni, Greet Cardon, Vicky Van Stappen, Julie Latomme, Jemina Kivelä, Katja Wikström, Kaloyan Tsochev, Anna Nanasi, Csilla Semanova, Rocío Mateo-Gallego, Itziar Lamiquiz-Moneo, George Dafoulas, Patrick Timpel, Peter E. H. Schwarz…
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20(Suppl 1):134
  3. Feel4Diabetes was a school and community based intervention aiming to promote healthy lifestyle and tackle obesity for the prevention of type 2 diabetes among families in 6 European countries. We conducted thi...

    Authors: Jemina Kivelä, Katja Wikström, Eeva Virtanen, Michael Georgoulis, Greet Cardon, Fernando Civeira, Violeta Iotova, Ernest Karuranga, Winne Ko, Stavros Liatis, Konstantinos Makrilakis, Yannis Manios, Rocío Mateo-Gallego, Anna Nanasi, Imre Rurik, Tsvetalina Tankova…
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20(Suppl 1):140
  4. Assessment of diet and physical activity and their determinants still remains a demanding task, especially when the objective is to evaluate the efficacy of lifestyle interventions. In the context of the Feel4...

    Authors: Costas A. Anastasiou, Evaggelia Fappa, Konstantina Zachari, Christina Mavrogianni, Vicky Van Stappen, Jemina Kivelä, Eeva Virtanen, Esther M. González-Gil, Paloma Flores-Barrantes, Anna Nánási, Csilla Semánová, Roumyana Dimova, Natalya Usheva, Violeta Iotova, Greet Cardon, Yannis Manios…
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20(Suppl 1):135
  5. Feel4Diabetes was a large-scale, multicenter lifestyle intervention aiming to prevent type 2 diabetes among families from vulnerable population groups in six European countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, Gre...

    Authors: Odysseas Androutsos, Costas Anastasiou, Christina-Paulina Lambrinou, Christina Mavrogianni, Greet Cardon, Vicky Van Stappen, Jemina Kivelä, Katja Wikström, Luis A. Moreno, Violeta Iotova, Kaloyan Tsochev, Nevena Chakarova, Tímea Ungvári, Zoltán Jancso, Konstantinos Makrilakis and Yannis Manios
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20(Suppl 1):27
  6. The clinical and economic burden of type 2 diabetes mellitus on society is rising. Effective and efficient preventive measures may stop the increasing prevalence, given that type 2 diabetes mellitus is mainly ...

    Authors: Ruben Willems, Lore Pil, Christina-Paulina Lambrinou, Jemina Kivelä, Katja Wikström, Esther M. Gonzalez-Gil, Pilar De Miguel-Etayo, Anna Nánási, Csilla Semánová, Vicky Van Stappen, Greet Cardon, Kaloyan Tsochev, Violeta Iotova, Nevena Chakarova, Konstantinos Makrilakis, George Dafoulas…
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20(Suppl 1):14
  7. The implementation of population screening and early prevention strategies targeting individuals at high-risk for type 2 diabetes (T2D) seems to be a public health priority. The current work aimed to describe ...

    Authors: Yannis Manios, Christina Mavrogianni, Christina-Paulina Lambrinou, Greet Cardon, Jaana Lindström, Violeta Iotova, Tsvetalina Tankova, Fernando Civeira, Jemina Kivelä, Zoltán Jancsó, Samyah Shadid, Kaloyan Tsochev, Rocío Mateo-Gallego, Sándorné Radó, George Dafoulas, Konstantinos Makrilakis…
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20(Suppl 1):12

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