Global Diabetes Survey--an annual report on quality of diabetes care

Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2013 Apr;100(1):11-8. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2012.11.008. Epub 2013 Jan 16.


Adequate quality of diabetes care and the best concept for the implementation of national diabetes plans remain controversial. In September 2011 the United Nations High Level Meeting on Non Communicable Diseases agreed on a consensus that national plans for the prevention and control of diabetes should be developed, implemented and monitored. The Global Diabetes Survey (GDS) is a standardised, annual, global questionnaire that will be used to assess responses of representatives from 19 diabetes-related stakeholder groups. It was designed with the goal of generating an annual report on the quality of national diabetes care and to compare findings from different regions and countries. The findings will be freely available for everyone's use and will be used to inform politicians and stakeholders to encourage the improvement of the quality of diabetes care in its medical, economical, structural and political dimensions.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / epidemiology
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / prevention & control*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / epidemiology
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / prevention & control*
  • Female
  • Global Health
  • Health Care Surveys
  • Health Priorities
  • Humans
  • Male
  • National Health Programs / economics
  • National Health Programs / organization & administration*
  • National Health Programs / standards
  • Preventive Health Services / economics
  • Preventive Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Preventive Health Services / standards
  • Program Evaluation
  • Public Health*
  • Quality of Health Care
  • United Nations*