About IDMPS, international observatory of diabete

The International Diabetes Management Practices Study (IDMPS) is an international observational study of adult people with diabetes and their healthcare providers (HCPs) in developing countries. The study is ongoing and is being conducted in a series of waves, beginning with Wave 1 in 2005. In each Wave, participating HCPs recruited the first five people with Type 1 diabetes and the first ten people with Type 2 diabetes to attend their clinic during a two week recruitment period.

Data on diabetes management are collected for each person in a standardized format, allowing findings from multiple regions to be compared and contrasted in a uniform manner. Some of the data collected include:

  • Basic demographics
  • Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and
    fasting glucose levels
  • Diabetes control
  • Diabetes complications
  • Treatments and therapies used to treat diabetes and other concomitant conditions
  • Blood pressure and lipid levels
  • Screening for blood glucose
  • Screening for complications

In addition to the management of care data collected during each Wave, additional data on special topics have been collected from Wave 2 onwards.

Management of diabete care and education

To learn more about the IDMPS you can access
an infographic on the study here