Epidemiology and research are key components of IDF’s work. They strengthen understanding of the global impact of diabetes and lead to effective strategies to support healthcare professionals in preventing and treating diabetes and related complications.

Through these activities, IDF is advancing diabetes epidemiology, research and awareness of the global impact of the condition. This evidence-based information on the prevalence and effects of diabetes aims to drive diabetes policies and programmes for management and prevention.

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IDF Diabetes Atlas 10th Edition 2021

The IDF Diabetes Atlas 10th edition provides detailed information on the estimated and projected prevalence of diabetes, globally, by region, country and territory, for 2021, 2030 and 2045.
link to https://diabetesatlas.org/atlas/tenth-edition/ Download

Diabetes and kidney disease

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD), with up to 40% of people living with diabetes affected by CKD. This IDF Diabetes Atlas report looks at the relationship between diabetes and kidney disease across the globe and ways to reduce its impact.
link to https://diabetesatlas.org/atlas/diabetes-and-kidney-disease/ Download

Type 1 diabetes estimates in children and adults

This IDF Diabetes Atlas report provides an overview of the methodology and findings of the Type 1 Diabetes Index and dispels misconceptions that type 1 diabetes primarily impacts children and youth.
link to https://diabetesatlas.org/atlas/t1d-index-2022/ Download

Diabetes-related foot complications

This IDF Diabetes Atlas Report looks at the prevalence of diabetes-foot related complications around the world and makes recommendations to support future research.
link to https://diabetesatlas.org/atlas/diabetic-foot-2022/ Download

Diabetes and COVID-19

A systematic review of the likelihood of adverse COVID-19 outcomes in relation to glycaemic control, blood glucose levels on admission to hospital, and diabetes subtype.
link to https://diabetesatlas.org/atlas/covid19-2022/ Download

Diabetes among indigenous peoples

This IDF Diabetes Atlas Report provides a summary of the prevalence of type 2 diabetes among indigenous peoples across all age groups.
link to https://diabetesatlas.org/atlas/indigenous-2022/ Download

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Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice

Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice (DRCP) is the official journal of the International Diabetes Federation, providing high-quality original research articles and expert reviews in diabetes and related areas for health-care providers and clinically oriented researchers. Published monthly, topics of focus include translational science, genetics, immunology, nutrition, psychosocial research, epidemiology, prevention, socio-economic research, complications, new treatments, technologies and therapy.

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