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.

Diabetic Retinopathy Barometer

Last update: 05/04/2017

The Diabetic Retinopathy Barometer is the product of unique collaboration of experts from the International Federation on Ageing (IFA), International Diabetes Federation (IDF), International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), supported by Bayer Pharma AG. It is a study of almost 7,000 adults with diabetes and health care professionals from 41 countries – highlights the urgent need for clear patient care pathways and robust, responsive health systems around the world to prevent unnecessary vision loss associated with diabetes.

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