The IDF Type 2 Diabetes and Cardio-Renal Complications programme, through the iCaReMe registry, provides global data on prevalence, quality of care and outcomes for people living with these complications.
Cardiovascular and kidney disease are the two most common and life-threatening complications of type 2 diabetes. However, global data on prevalence, quality of care and outcomes for people living with these complications are not widely available.
How registries can help
Diabetes and diabetes complications registries can help deliver better care, decrease healthcare expenditure and save lives. Registries also facilitate epidemiological research that helps identify trends and inform campaigns for policy change to improve the lives of people with diabetes.
The absence of registries and epidemiological data on type 2 diabetes and cardio-renal complications is particularly apparent in low- and middle-income countries. IDF has initiated the Type 2 Diabetes and Cardio-Renal Complications programme to address the shortfall.
The initiative aims to:
- Build access to diabetes registries for healthcare professionals (HCPs) in low- and middle-income countries
- Advocate for policies that improve the quality of care
- Raise awareness of the risk and potential consequences of cardio-renal complications in people with diabetes