Epidemiology & research

IDF is the global reference for accurate, up-to-date estimates of the prevalence of diabetes and its impact on individuals and health economies.

First published in 2000, the IDF Diabetes Atlas is produced by IDF in collaboration with a committee of scientific experts from around the world. It contains statistics on diabetes prevalence, diabetes-related mortality and health expenditure at the global, regional and national level.

The latest and previous editions of the IDF Diabetes Atlas are available for download here.

IDF Guide for Diabetes Epidemiology Studies

Last update: 17/02/2021

The IDF Guide for Diabetes Epidemiology Studies has been developed to create standardised epidemiological methods in diabetes studies. It will enable researchers to conduct high-quality studies that generate robust data, thereby providing the information needed to develop evidence-based strategies for improving care and strengthening healthcare systems.

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