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Tingbjerg Changing Diabetes

Tingbjerg Changing Diabetes (TCD) is developed and implemented in a co-creation between local and municipal stakeholders, citizens and external partners.

Tingbjerg Changing Diabetes is a long-term, research-based initiative in social development and health promotion.




Tingbjerg Changing Diabetes draws on experiences and results from the research-based intervention project called “Health and Local Community” (in Danish “Sundhed og Lokalsamfund” or just “SoL”). 


Project SoL applied the supersetting approach aiming at promoting healthy living among children and their families. Project SoL was implemented from 2012-2015 .


Project SoL demonstrated how coordinated and integrated health promotion activities, that are implemented together with multiple stakeholders and across multiple settings in the local community, are very efficient and hold synergistic effects that are not found in individual activities carried out in single settings.


Local kindergartens, school, supermarkets and media constituted central arenas of the intervention.

Read more about the results and specific activities in the
SoL report

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Cities Changing Diabetes

Copenhagen is part of the international Cities Changing Diabetes program together
with more than 40 other cities from around the world and 150 collaborating organizations. With the City of Copenhagen at the helm, Cities Changing Diabetes - Copenhagen pays special attention to Tingbjerg as an area of focus for innovation in diabetes prevention, screening and treatment.


TCD is part of this initiative and has contributed to creating ​a comprehensive knowledge
about diabetes risk, vulnerability, resources and potential in exposed residential areas in Copenhagen. These analyzes show, among other things, that the occurrence of type 2 diabetes in Tingbjerg is almost twice as large as the average occurrence in all of Copenhagen.


Cities Changing Diabetes - Copenhagen is therefore paying special attention to Tingbjerg as an intervention area for innovation in diabetes prevention, screening and treatment.​

The analyzes also indicate that health-promoting and preventive initiatives in
exposed residential areas should be based on the possibilities of everyday life and
challenges, and are linked to a broad social development effort.​

Read more about the incidence of diabetes in Copenhagen in the analysis Rule of Halves and about barriers and potentials for preventive measures in vulnerable residential areas in the report The Social and Structural Environments in Selected Neighborhoods of Copenhagen.

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