Management of diabetes and associated cardiovascular risk factors in seven countries: a comparison of data from national health examination surveys
Published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, March 2011
The researchers recommend that governments and multilateral agencies consider the following steps to improve population-level management of diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol:
- Tracking diabetes care at the population level, focusing on actual outcomes, especially in countries with larger numbers of individuals with diabetes that lack nationally representative studies.
- Prioritizing the development and implementation of national guidelines, and expanding the management of hypertension and high cholesterol in individuals with diabetes, especially in developing countries.
- Supporting innovations in the technology of diabetes management and in improving financial access to care.
Data and Methods
Figure 1. Diagnosis and effective treatment of diabetes as a percentage of the total population in Scotland, England, Colombia, Thailand, Iran, the United States, and Mexico (99KB PDF)
Figure 2. Proportion of people with diabetes in seven countries who are diagnosed and effectively treated for high blood pressure (1MB PDF)
Figure 3. Proportion of people with diabetes in seven countries who are diagnosed and effectively treated for high cholesterol (1MB PDF)
Figure 4. Proportion of people with diabetes in seven countries who are effectively treated for high blood glucose, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol (1MB PDF)