Data collection for Taking Diabetes to Heart – the International Diabetes Federation’s multi-country study on awareness of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among people with type 2 diabetes came to a close on May 31, 2018. Over 12,000 replies were received from 130 countries, with Bulgaria, Denmark, India, Philippines and Thailand the leading respondent countries.
The interim global findings of Taking Diabetes to Heart will be released on World Heart Day, 29 September 2018. This will be followed by a comprehensive report with country specific results and a set of resources related to diabetes and CVD in around the world. The results will be used to define the actions that are required to promote knowledge and awareness of CVD among people living with type 2 diabetes, to improve their health outcomes and address systemic challenges to healthcare systems.
IDF would like to thank all the individuals and organisations who supported and facilitated the data collection, enabling the survey to be made available in over 30 languages. This support was instrumental to exceeding the target of 10,000 replies set when the survey was launched in September 2017.