The 3-C Study – strong partnerships to improve care for people with type 1 diabetes in China

In March 2010, investigators from the Chinese Diabetes Society (CDS ) published a study that captured headlines in the popular as well as the medical media around the world. It estimated that the number of people with diabetes in China had risen in excess of 92 million. With the release of those findings, China took over from India the dubious mantle of diabetes capital of the world. The authors look at the epidemiological contribution of type 1 diabetes to the national and global figures, and present a major new study aimed ultimately at improving care for people with the disease in China.