Rationale: CRCs are known to be key determinants of patient outcomes in T2D; however, the burden of undiagnosed CRCs in unselected T2D population remains unclear, particularly in low-to-middle income countries (LMICs) . ‘Take CaRe of Me’ (TCOM) programme aims to determine the global burden and treatment patterns of CRCs in people with T2D without prior history of cardiovascular (CV) and renal disease.

Methods: TCOM programme records data in a cloud based repository after being reported by primary care physicians on albuminuria, eGFR, CV risk, echocardiography and treatment patterns in adults with T2D and no CRCs at index visit for early identification of CRCs. We present a descriptive analysis (up to Dec 2021) of baseline cardiorenal factors from 6 LMICs.

Results: We recruited 11335 adults (mean [±SD] age, 54.8±11.4 yrs; 57.9% women, mean T2D duration, 9.8±8.0 yrs) . Mean HbA1c was 8.3±2.2% (65.8% with HbA1c >7%) . Individuals with moderate-to-high renal risk (per urine albumin-creatinine ratio) ranged from 24.8% (Mexico) to 45.1% (Philippines) and with high/very high CV risk (per ESC 2019) ranged from 31.6% (Philippines) to 45.0% (Egypt) (Table) .

Discussion: There is high burden of unrecognized CRCs in T2D in real-world setting, with >35% having moderate-to-high renal and high/very high CV risks. Our results point at the unmet need for early diagnosis, risk factor management and use of cardiorenoprotective glucose lowering drugs.


K.Khunti: Consultant; Abbott, Amgen Inc., AstraZeneca, Bayer AG, Berlin-Chemie AG, Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Lilly, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited, Novartis AG, Novo Nordisk, Roche Diabetes Care, Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH, Servier Laboratories, Research Support; AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Lilly, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Novartis AG, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH. A.I.Silva: Employee; AstraZeneca. F.Surmont: Employee; AstraZeneca. H.Vasnawala: None. E.Vazquez-mendez: None. P.Fenici: Employee; AstraZeneca. S.Goncalves: None. H.L.Heerspink: Consultant; AstraZeneca, Bayer AG, Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Chinook Therapeutics Inc., CSL Behring, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Goldfinch Bio, Inc., Janssen Research & Development, LLC, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation, Mundipharma, Traveere Pharmaceuticals, Research Support; AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Novo Nordisk A/S. S.Joshi: Advisory Panel; Abbott, Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd., Eli Lilly and Company, Novo Nordisk, Roche Diabetes Care, Consultant; Biocon, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi, USV Private Limited. M.N.Kosiborod: Advisory Panel; Amgen Inc., Applied Therapeutics, Bayer AG, Eli Lilly and Company, ESPERION Therapeutics, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Pharmacosmos A/S, Sanofi, Vifor Pharma Management Ltd., Consultant; Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Other Relationship; AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Novo Nordisk. C.S.Lam: Other Relationship; Prosciento Inc, Radcliffe Group Ltd., Roche Diagnostics, Sanofi, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Abbott, Actelion, Amgen, AnaCardio , Applied Therapeutics, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Boehringer, Boston Scientific, Cytokinetics, Darma., EchoNous, Impulse Dynamics, Ionis Pharma, Janssen R&D, Medscape/WebM, Us2.ai. A.Nicolucci: Board Member; AstraZeneca, Research Support; Novo Nordisk, PIKDARE S.p.A., Sanofi, Shionogi & Co., Ltd., Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB, Speaker's Bureau; Eli Lilly and Company. L.Ramirez: Employee; AstraZeneca.


TCoM study was funded by AstraZeneca International

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