Geographical area

The Mediterranean Group for the Study of Diabetes was set up in 1985 on the initiative of Prof Molinatti (Turin) to meet the unrequited needs of all those health professionals in the Mediterranean area involved in the delivery of diabetes care. Although legendary for its blue sky, warm sea, hospitality, generosity, and gastronomy, the Mediterranean basin has not been spared the harsh realities of diabetes: the epidemiologic evidence shows increases in both the incidence of the disease and its complications.