Epidemiology and research
Understanding the global impact of diabetes to drive policy
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.