Epidemiology & research

IDF is the global reference for accurate, up-to-date estimates of the prevalence of diabetes and its impact on individuals and health economies.

First published in 2000, the IDF Diabetes Atlas is produced by IDF in collaboration with a committee of scientific experts from around the world. It contains statistics on diabetes prevalence, diabetes-related mortality and health expenditure at the global, regional and national level.

The latest and previous editions of the IDF Diabetes Atlas are available for download here.

Cost-effective solutions for the prevention of type 2 diabetes

Last update: 30/11/-0001

Despite the alarming statistics, cost-effective solutions exist to reduce the global burden that diabetes currently poses. Much can be done to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes, as outlined in the IDF Cost-effective solutions for the prevention of type 2 diabetes report, which provides an overview of the latest evidence on the different programmes available to tackle the rise of the most prevalent form of diabetes. The wide range of options presented and their cost-saving implications give cause for optimism that the current situation can be reversed.

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