The Steno Diabetes Centers help people with diabetes live longer and healthier lives.

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The centres bring together world-class research and treatment, prevention and education under one roof.

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The centres are run by the public sector and supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

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There are seven Steno Diabetes Centers across Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

Together, they have treated more than 30,000 people with diabetes, and benefitted thousands more through research, education and preventive interventions. The set-up and services of each centre are tailored to the specific needs of the region or country. Some focus on developing competencies and collaborations to create a better patient pathway, others on generating new knowledge or tackling health inequity in diabetes.



















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Hear from Steno Diabetes Center staff, a patient, and the CEO of the Novo Nordisk Foundation.


New funding for collaborative diabetes research across Denmark and North America

The projects cover a broad range of topics, from the potential link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease and possible treatments for both conditions to the role of genetic variants in the development of neuropathy among Inuit in Greenland with diabetes. …


Novo Nordisk Foundation awards DKK 123 million for establishing Steno Diabetes Center Faroe Islands

The Novo Nordisk Foundation and the Ministry of Health of the Faroe Islands, Heilsumálaráðiráð, have entered into a long-term collaboration that will strengthen treatment of and research into diabetes and other endocrine disorders in the Faroe Islands. The Foundation has…


Collaboration paves the way for a new diabetes centre in the Faroe Islands

The Novo Nordisk Foundation and Heilsumálaráðið, the Faroese Ministry of Health, have approved a draft vision to strengthen initiatives to combat diabetes and other endocrine diseases in the Faroe Islands. The focal point of the effort will be establishing Steno…