IDF and BRIDGES span the globe to tackle diabetes

Translational research helps to apply successful outcomes from basic science into practical real-life applications in communities. Today, this type of research is gaining widespread attention in the prevention and treatment of diabetes.

Several large-scale trials implemented in different healthcare settings and communities have demonstrated that lifestyle interventions can prevent disease development of diabetes in people at high risk. Large multicentre studies have also demonstrated that with prevention strategies and treatment plans, diabetes chronic complications can be managed thereby decreasing diabetes care costs and providing an improved quality of life for people with diabetes.