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Key messages

  • 1 in 11 adults have diabetes (415 million)

  • 46.5% of adults with diabetes are undiagnosed

  • 12% of global health expenditure is spent on diabetes
    ($673 billion)

  • By 2040, 1 adult in 10 (642 million) will have diabetes

  • 1 in 7 births is affected by gestational diabetes

  • Three quarters of people with diabetes live in low and middle income countries

  • 542,000 children have type 1 diabetes

  • Every 6 seconds a person dies from diabetes (5.0 million deaths)