IDF Diabetes Atlas Eighth Edition 2017

Key messages

  • 1 in 11 adults has diabetes (425 million)

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

  • 1 in 6 births is affected by hyperglycaemia in pregnancy

  • 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)

Across the globe

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Diabetes by country

In Africa, over two thirds of people with diabetes are undiagnosed

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Europe has the highest number of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes

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The number of people with diabetes in the MENA region is expected to increase by 72% by 2045

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The North America and Caribbean region has the highest diabetes prevalence of all the IDF regions (11%)

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By 2045, the number of people with diabetes will increase by 62% in South and Central America

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82 million adults live with diabetes in the South-East Asia region - the second highest of all IDF regions

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158.8 million people with diabetes live in the Western Pacific region - the highest number of all IDF regions

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