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Key messages

  • 1 in 11 adults has diabetes (425 million)

  • 1 in 2 adults with diabetes is undiagnosed (212 million)

  • 12% of global health expenditure is spent on diabetes
    ($727 billion)

  • 1 in 6 births is affected by hyperglycaemia in pregnancy

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

  • Over 1 million children and adolescents have type 1 diabetes

  • Two-thirds of people with diabetes live in urban areas (279 million)

  • Two-thirds of people with diabetes are of working age (327 million)