29 September 2017
To mark World Heart Day, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has partnered with Novo Nordisk to launch the first ever multi-country online survey investigating the level of CVD awareness and knowledge among people living with type 2 diabetes.
The global survey – Taking Diabetes to Heart – is available in multiple languages until March 2018 and people with type 2 diabetes are encouraged to participate.
Cardiovascular disease, which includes stroke, coronary heart disease and peripheral artery disease, is the leading cause of death in people with type 2 diabetes and as the number of people with diabetes continues to increase, the outlook for CVD becomes even more alarming.
Taking Diabetes to Heart aims to define the actions that are required to support knowledge and awareness of CVD among people living with type 2 diabetes to improve their health outcomes. It builds on the IDF global report Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, published in 2016, which includes a series of recommendations to reduce the burden of CVD among people with diabetes and the general population.
Taking Diabetes to Heart will culminate in a comprehensive report with country specific results and resources to help support knowledge and awareness of CVD among people with type 2 diabetes around the world.
Read the press release (pdf)