Diabetes around the world in 2021

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North America and Caribbean51 million
South and Central America32 million
Africa24 million
Middle East and North Africa73 million
Europe61 million
South East Asia90 million
Western Pacific206 million
North America and Caribbean 51 million The number of adults with diabetes is predicted to rise to 63 million by 2045, an increase of 24%
South and Central America 32 million The number of adults with diabetes is predicted to rise to 49 million by 2045, an increase of 50%
Africa 24 million The number of adults with diabetes is predicted to rise to 55 million by 2045, an increase of 134%
Middle East and North Africa 73 million The number of adults with diabetes is predicted to rise to 136 million by 2045, an increase of 87%
Europe 61 million The number of adults with diabetes is predicted to rise to 69 million by 2045, an increase of 13%
South East Asia 90 million The number of adults with diabetes is predicted to rise to 152 million by 2045, an increase of 68%.
Western Pacific 206 million The number of adults with diabetes is predicted to rise to 260 million by 2045, an increase of 27%

Key global findings 2021

Data from the IDF Diabetes Atlas 10th edition reports a continued global increase in diabetes prevalence, confirming diabetes as a significant global challenge to the health and well-being of individuals, families and societies.

The IDF Diabetes Atlas 10th Edition and other resources will be available for download on December 6, 2021.

Diabetes by country in 2021

Diabetes around the world in 2021:

537 million adults (20-79 years) are living with diabetes - 1 in 10. This number is predicted to rise to 643 million by 2030 and 784 million by 2045.
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Over 4 in 5 (81%) adults with diabetes live in low- and middle-income countries.
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Diabetes is responsible for 6.7 million deaths in 2021 - 1 every 5 seconds.
Diabetes caused at least USD 966 billion dollars in health expenditure – a 316% increase over the last 15 years.
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541 million adults have Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT), which places them at high risk of type 2 diabetes..

Africa

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1 in 22 adults (24 million) adults are living with diabetes.
The total number of people with diabetes is predicted to increase by 129% to 55 million by 2045.
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Over 1 in 2 (54%) people living with diabetes are undiagnosed.
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Diabetes is responsible for 416,000 deaths in 2021.
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1 in 8 live births are affected by hyperglycaemia in pregnancy.

Europe

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1 in 11 adults (61 million) are living with diabetes.
The number of adults with diabetes is expected to reach 67 million by 2030 and 69 million by 2045.
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Over 1 in 3 (36%) adults living with diabetes are undiagnosed.
USD 189 billion spent on diabetes in 2021.
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1.1 million deaths due to diabetes in 2021.

Middle-East and North Africa

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1 in 6 adults (73 million) are living with diabetes.
The number of adults with diabetes expected to reach 95 million by 2030 and 136 million by 2045.
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1 in 3 adults living with diabetes are undiagnosed.
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796,000 deaths caused by diabetes in 2021.
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1 in 7 live births affected by hyperglycaemia in pregnancy.

North America and Caribbean

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1 in 7 adults (51 million) are living with diabetes.
The number of adults with diabetes is expected to reach 57 million by 2030 and 63 million by 2045.
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1 in 4 adults living with diabetes are undiagnosed.
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931,000 deaths caused by diabetes in 2021.
USD 415 billion spent on diabetes in 2021.

South and Central America

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1 in 11 (32 million) adults are living with diabetes.
The number of adults with diabetes is expected to reach 40 million by 2030 and 49 million by 2045.
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1 in 3 adults living with diabetes are undiagnosed.
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410,000 deaths caused by diabetes in 2021.
USD 65 billion spent on diabetes in 2021.

South-East Asia

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1 in 11 adults (90 million) are living with diabetes.
The number of adults with diabetes is expected to reach 113 million by 2030 and 151 million by 2045.
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Over 1 in 2 adults living with diabetes are undiagnosed.
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747,000 deaths caused by diabetes in 2021.
USD 10 billion spent on diabetes in 2021.

Western Pacific

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1 in 8 adults (206 million) are living with diabetes.
The number of adults with diabetes is expected to reach 238 million by 2030 and 260 million by 2045.
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Over 1 in 2 adults living with diabetes are undiagnosed.
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2.3 million deaths caused by diabetes in 2021.
USD 241 billion spent on diabetes in 2021.
537 million adults are living with diabetes
4 in 5 adults with diabetes live in low- and middle-income countries
6.7 million deaths due to diabetes in 2021
24 million Adults living with diabetes
1 in 2 people with diabetes are undiagnosed
416 thousand deaths due to diabetes in 2021
61 million adults living with diabetes.
1 in 3 adults with diabetes are undiagnosed.
1.1 million deaths caused by diabetes in 2021.
73 million adults living with diabetes
1 in 3 adults with diabetes are undiagnosed.
796 thousand deaths due to diabetes in 2021
51 million adults living with diabetes
1 in 4 adults with diabetes are undiagnosed
415 billion USD spent on diabetes in 2021
32 million adults living with diabetes
1 in 3 adults living with diabetes are undiagnosed
410 thousand deaths caused by diabetes in 2021
90 million adults living with diabetes.
1 in 2 adults with diabetes are undiagnosed.
747 thousand deaths caused by diabetes in 2021.
206 million adults living with diabetes.
1 in 2 adults with diabetes are undiagnosed.
2.3 million deaths caused by diabetes in 2021.