Time to Evaluate Diabetes and Guide Health Research and Policy Innovation: The Diabetes Evaluation Framework (DEFINE)

Many investments have been made to help address the rising prevalence and associated costs of diabetes, but there has been minimal evaluation to assess their value. A comprehensive literature review and five expert committee meetings were conducted to iteratively conceptualize and develop a Diabetes Evaluation Framework (DEFINE). Building on existing frameworks, DEFINE provides an evidence-based approach for evaluating diabetes. The framework is focused on guiding evaluation, building robust evidence, and fostering knowledge translation.