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

The iCaReMe registry is a joint effort among researchers, healthcare professionals, clinicians, and people living with diabetes to share real-world data on treatment and quality of care for people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart failure and chronic kidney disease in clinical practice.

The registry provides a cloud-based tool for healthcare professionals to track data and follow up on people with diabetes and cardio-renal complications.

Learn more about the iCaReMe registry.

More than 490 HCPs from 30 countries have uploaded data on more than 38,000 patients to the iCaReMe registry.

These training videos accompany the iCaReMe registry guidelines below
and show you how to enter, manage and analyse patient data in the registry.

For all iCaReMe registry training videos, visit our YouTube channel

iCaReMe registry resources


iCaReMe registry: CRF completion guideline

This guideline explains step-by-step how to use the iCaReMe electronic case report forms (CRF), which gives real-world data for healthcare professionals on patient management and quality of care.
CRF Completion Guideline pdf 6MB

iCaReMe registry tool: RWE Box

The RWE (Real World Evidence) Box is the iCaReMe registry data capture, management and analytics tool. It enables clinical, medical and real-world evidence research.
RWE Box Introduction 2021 (1) pdf 4MB

iCaReMe registry: gaps in early diagnosis

Take CaReofMe is a subset of the iCaReMe registry. It is an initial study on the gaps in early diagnosis of cardiorenal complications among people with type 2 diabetes from six countries.
Take CaRe of Me Programme pdf 712KB

iCaReMe registry study outcomes

These posters from 2021 - 2023 present data findings from the iCaReMe study.
TakeCaReofMe Posters 2021-2023 pdf 4MB

DISCOVER Global Registry (DGR)

The iCaReMe registry is the continuation of the DISCOVER Global Registry (DGR) with an expansion on cardio-renal complications. DGR provides valuable insight into people with type 2 diabetes undergoing treatment in clinical practice. This registry helps to understand the patterns and effects of treatment approaches on cardio-renal-metabolic multimorbidities. It also aims to increase the real-world evidence base established by the DISCOVER study.
iCaReMe DISCOVER Global Registry (DGR) pdf 2MB
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Would you like to contribute to the study?

To be eligible for inclusion in the study, you must be a healthcare professional, and your patient(s) must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years of age.
  • Have type 2 diabetes and cardio-renal complications (heart failure, chronic kidney disease).
  • Provide written informed consent of willingness to participate in the study.

For more information on the T2D and cardio-renal complications programme, including access to the iCaReMe registry and how to participate in the study, please contact:

Paraskevi Salpea
IDF Epidemiology Manager
[email protected]

The iCaReMe registry is supported by:
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