Send us your data for the 6th edition IDF Diabetes Atlas!

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is looking for new sources of diabetes prevalence data to include in the 6th edition of the IDF Diabetes Atlas.

IDF uses diabetes prevalence data from a variety of sources in its prevalence model to generate country and global estimates of diabetes prevalence. The model uses data stratified by age, sex, and setting (rural or urban) where appropriate and presented for at least three age groups.

A systematic process is used to determine if studies can be included in the estimates, and where there are multiple sources for a country those with a higher score are more likely to be selected. Full details of the process have been described previously and studies with the following criteria have the greatest chance of being selected as source data:

  • Studies with a large sample size
  • Studies that are nationally representative
  • Studies with a high response rate (greater than 60%)
  • Conducted in the last 5 years
  • Published in a peer-reviewed journal
  • Case identification by oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) or fasting blood glucose test.
  • Studies that have not yet been published can be included in the model if sufficient detail of the data collection methodology can be provided.

While we have high quality data sources for many countries, we are especially keen to receive data on the following countries:

Africa Region: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Namibia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Somalia, Swaziland, Western Sahara.

Europe Region: Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Channel Islands, Czech Republic, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan.

Middle East and North Africa Region: Afghanistan.

North America and the Caribbean Region: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Martinique, Netherland Antilles, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, French Guiana.

South and Central America Region: Panama.

Western Pacific Region: Brunei Darussalam, Cook Islands, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, French Polynesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Macau China, Marshall Islands, Palau, Timor L’Este, Tokelau, Tuvalu.

If you are aware of a diabetes prevalence data source that may be appropriate to contribute to the estimates please contact us at