Identifying the unmet needs of individuals with Type 2 diabetes: an international web-based survey

Joao Filipe Raposo, Marina, V Shestakova, Juming Lu, Emilie Court, Alexander Y. Mayorov

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Aim: To identify and understand the main unmet needs of individuals with Type 2 diabetes (T2D). Materials & methods: An online survey was conducted in Brazil, China and Russia of individuals with recently diagnosed T2D. Results: The survey, involving 300 individuals with T2D, identified a need for more information regarding food/diet and for increased awareness of T2D symptoms. While most participants (94%) had experienced symptoms prior to their diagnosis, only 55% of symptomatic individuals sought medical attention. Conclusion: Novel strategies to increase awareness of diabetes should be developed and tested, and may enable earlier diagnosis and improve patients' quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2021


  • healthcare information need
  • online patient survey
  • quality of life
  • type 2 diabetes
  • unmet needs

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