Implementation of National Diabetes Registry in Kuwait

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Diabetes is a chronic disease that requires continuous engagement with healthcare services. To establish a comprehensive profile of individuals with diabetes and monitor their clinical outcomes, including morbidity and mortality, the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with Dasman Diabetes Institute and the Kuwait Diabetes Foundation, has initiated the Kuwait National Diabetes Registry (KNDR). The KNDR expands upon the existing Childhood-Onset Diabetes e-Registry (CODeR) and encompasses individuals of all ages and all forms of diabetes.

The data obtained from the Kuwait National Diabetes Registry will offer real-time information for planning healthcare services, improving patient care quality, developing targeted health promotion and prevention programs, and formulating related policies. Moreover, the database will serve as a national resource supporting epidemiological studies, innovative clinical healthcare practices, and policy development and evaluation, aiming to enhance diabetes treatment, care, and management in Kuwait.

Built on the principle of health information exchange, the Kuwait National Diabetes Registry facilitates the sharing of patient information across organizations, ensuring accessibility for clinicians and other key stakeholders when and where needed (Figure 1).


Currently implemented across all primary healthcare centers in Kuwait, the Diabetes Registry is undergoing customization at the hospital level for seamless integration. Key performance indicators have been established, and a dashboard has been designed to cater to healthcare managers, facility management, and the Ministry of Health.

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