Chronic diseases and aging


Diabetes represents a socio-health emergency due to the high number of cases in the population and serious complications affecting the retina, kidneys, and nervous, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems.

The activities of the Italian National Institute of Health (ISS) in this area are based on clinical research and studies aimed at identifying functional, motor, visual and biochemical biomarkers for effective and sustainable screening and follow-up, as well as epidemiological studies through the use of administrative data aimed at monitoring the frequency of diabetes, its risk factors (lifestyles and socio-economic level) and the main complications in diabetic subjects and cohorts of the general population.