Every Day is Yours Russia

Partnership objectives

The program aims to empower patients with diabetes through education to improve self-management & the quality of their lives.

Since its initiation, over 130 diabetes educational workshops have been organized. Since its initiation, over 130 diabetes educational workshops have been organized. Copyright Sanofi

What are the health needs and challenges?

In Russia, over 4.1 million diabetes patients are registered and the prevalence reaches 2.8% of the population (according to State registry of Diabetes patients as of January 2015). However, according to the NATION study conducted in 2013-2015, prevalence of type 2 diabetes reaches 5.4% which accounts for around 6 million Russian adults. Half of the Diabetes patients were not aware of their condition before the study. In addition, one out of five adult has prediabetes. Diabetes represents also a burden for physicians that do not have the time to educate patients during the visit. In addition, there is a low level implementation of national standard for Diabetes mellitus (DM) self-management to patients in most regions.

Description of partnership activities and how they address needs and challenges

In 2009, Sanofi Russia developed and launched the educational program for patients “Every Day is Your Day!” in cooperation with leading experts. The partnership is designed to assist people with diabetes in reaching their treatment targets through providing them with training sessions and motivating them to manage their disease actively.

At the moment, the patient program includes: Diaspartakiada, the educational website Diabetes School (https://shkoladiabeta.ru/) and the 24-hour hotline Optiline. The Diaspartakiada, a unique sports and educational event, has been organized for children and teenagers with T1 diabetes since 2009. In partnership with the Russian Diabetes Association, it aims to provide children with diabetes a comprehensive support, kindle their interest in sport, develop their creative potential, and facilitate their psychological adjustment and socialization into society.

Since its initiation in autumn 2009, 160 educational events covering more than 18,000 patients have been organized in Russian regions. From 2012 to 2015 over 750 children and teenagers with type 1 diabetes from 60 Russian regions took part in Diaspartakiada.

In 2015, 6 Diaspartakiada were held - 300 children from 39 regions participated in them; 5,500 calls and 25,342 questions were addressed on the hotline; 100,000 visitors were recorded at the E-Diabetes School.

The feedback received from patients and endocrinologists that are participating in educational events organized within the program is positive. In addition, a high interest from patients has been given to e-diabetes.           

This program won the “Social Responsibility” category of the Gold Quill Awards in 2012.

Partnership information

Company(ies) Sanofi

Partner(s) Russian Diabetes Association

Type of Partner(s) Academia / Hospitals

Therapeutic Focus Non-Communicable Diseases

Disease(s) Diabetes

Program Type(s) Health System Infrastructure - mHealth, Health System Infrastructure - Training, Prevention Programs - Awareness & Outreach

Targeted Population(s) Children, Men, Mothers, Women

Region(s) Europe & Central Asia

Number of Countries 4

Country(ies) Armenia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine

Start Date 2009

More information E-Diabetes School

Anticipated completion date Ongoing