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Facts & figures
537 millionpeople with diabetes

Facts & figures

The IDF Diabetes Atlas provides the latest figures, information and projections on the global impact of diabetes.

  • 537 million adults (1 in 10) were living with diabetes in 2021. This number is expected rise to 643 million by 2030 and 783 million by 2045.
  • Almost 1 in 2 adults (44%) with diabetes remain undiagnosed (240 million). The majority have type 2 diabetes.
  • More than 3 in 4 people with diabetes live in low and middle-income countries.
  • 541 million adults are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • More than 1.2 million children and adolescents (0-19 years) live with type 1 diabetes
  • Diabetes caused 6.7 million deaths in 2021.
  • Diabetes was responsible for at least $966 billion in health expenditure in 2021 – 9% of the global total spent on healthcare.
  • 1 in 6 live births (21 million) are affected by high blood glucose (hyperglycaemia) in pregnancy.

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