We are looking for new sources of diabetes prevalence data to include in the 7th edition of the IDF Diabetes Atlas in 2015.
IDF uses diabetes prevalence (number or percentage of people with diabetes) data on a local or national level, from a variety of sources estimates of diabetes prevalence. It is important that the data is divided at least into three age groups.
We use a systematic process is to determine if studies can be included in the estimates by scoring them. Studies with the following criteria have the greatest chance of being selected as source data:
- Studies of a large number of people
- Studies conducted over the whole country, rather than in just one city
- High response rate (greater than 60%)
- Conducted in the last 5 years
- Published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal
- Diabetes identification by oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) or fasting blood glucose test
Estimates for countries without available data are extrapolated from neighbouring countries. We take the prevalence rates for diabetes from a neighbouring country and apply it to population data to estimate the number of people with diabetes in that country.
If you are aware of a diabetes prevalence data source that would help to improve the estimates of the next IDF Diabetes Atlas please email details to [email protected] 
If you do not have this kind of information and data but you are in contact with an expert who might have this information for your country, please send us the contact details of this person. Similarly, please send us the contact details of the Ministry of Health within your country.
We are especially keen to receive data on the following countries:
Africa Region: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Swaziland, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, South Sudan.
Europe Region: Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Channel Islands, Georgia, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Faroe Islands.
Middle East and North Africa Region: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Libya, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen.
North America and the Caribbean Region: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Canada, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Curaçao, Montserrat.
South and Central America Region: El Salvador, French Guiana, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay.
South East Asian Region: Maldives
Western Pacific Region: Brunei Darussalam, China, Macao SAR, Guam, Dem. People's Republic of Korea, Lao People's Democratic Republic, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.
Thank you very much on behalf of the IDF Atlas team