Individual Study / DZS_WF

Diabetes Zorgsysteem West-Friesland

Diabetes Zorgsysteem West-Friesland

Initiatives -
Start Year
To perform additional research in (subsamples of) the DCS cohort, funding has been received from several instances including the VUMC, Dutch Federation of University Medical Centres, health insurers, Dutch Science Organisation NWO, Dutch Organization for Health Research and Development ZonMw, Dutch Diabetes Foundation, European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes, International Diabetes Federation, European Innovative Medicine Initiative and European Union.
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr Amber Awa Van der Heijden
    Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, VU University Medical Centre


Study design
Patients' cohort
Follow Up
Examination of persons with T2D is performed annually. Participants are being followed-up until death or movement out of the catchment region.

Marker Paper

van der Heijden AA, Rauh SP, Dekker JM, Beulens JW, Elders P, 't Hart LM, Rutters F, van Leeuwen N, Nijpels G. The Hoorn Diabetes Care System (DCS) cohort. A prospective cohort of persons with type 2 diabetes treated in primary care in the Netherlands. BMJ Open. 2017 Jun 6;7(5):e015599. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015599.

PUBMED 28588112


Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Persons with T2D in primary care from the West-Friesland region of the Netherlands.


Availability of data and biosamples


Availability of access information

By contacting the study representative