Created in 2013 at the initiative of the Francophone Society of Diabetes (SFD) with the support of the French Federation of Diabetics, the Francophone Foundation for Diabetes Research (FFRD) has the unique goal of “promoting and supporting research on diabetes and metabolic diseases, particularly through public and private collaboration”.
The research projects supported by the Foundation therefore aim to better understand the epidemiology and the pathophysiology of diabetes and its complications, to assess the provision of treatment, to develop the basic research on the disease in order to achieve better management of diabetic patients.
DIABETES IN NUMBERS
• In 2010, 285 million diabetic people
• In 2016, 422 million diabetics, i.e. 8.5% of the population
• 640 million cases expected in 2040, i.e. 1 adult out of 10
• 4th leading cause of mortality in the world, with 5.1 million deaths
(1 death every 7 seconds)
• Cost of diabetes in 2016: 591.7 billion euros, i.e. 12.5% of the global heath expenses
• 193 million diabetics are undiagnosed.
In Europe :
• 60 million diabetics in 2016 and 68.9 million cases expected in 2035,
i.e. an increase of almost 15%
• Cost of diabetes: 137 billion euros, i.e. around 9% of health expenses
• 3.5 million diabetics in 2012 versus 5.1 million cases in 2016, i.e. 8% of the population,
• In 2016, 92% diabetics are type 2 diabetes and 6% are type 1,
half of whom are under 20,
• 500 to 800.000 diabetics are undiagnosed,
• In 2016, the cost of diabetes for the French National Health Insurance increases
to 16.7 billion euros.