China’s 3C Study – the people behind the numbers

Type 1 diabetes is a complex and challenging disease due to its physiological, behavioural and psychosocial characteristics. Diabetes care and education is life-long and people who are affected must adapt as they age. In 2011, IDF launched the 3C Study – Coverage, Cost and Care of type 1 diabetes, in collaboration with the Chinese Diabetes Society, in order to understand better how this disease affects people living in the Beijing and Shantou areas. The long-term goal of the study is to improve care for people with type 1 diabetes by increasing awareness and influencing policy decisions affecting access to evidenced-based diabetes care and education.


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type1, diabetes, China, study