Management of diabetes and associated cardiovascular risk factors in seven countries: a comparison of data from national health examination surveys
Published March 1, 2011, in Bulletin of the World Health Organization (opens in a new window)
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.
Gakidou E, Mallinger L, Abbott-Klafter J, Guerrero R, Villalpando S, Ridaura RL, Aekplakorn W, Naghavi M, Lim S, Lozano R, Murray CJL. Management of diabetes and associated cardiovascular risk factors in seven countries: a comparison of data from national health examination surveys. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2011; 89:172-183.