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Diabetes facts & figures

Last update: 09/12/2021

The IDF Diabetes Atlas Tenth edition 2021 provides the latest figures, information and projections on diabetes worldwide.

In 2021,

  • Approximately 537 million adults (20-79 years) are living with diabetes.
  • The total number of people living with diabetes is projected to rise to 643 million by 2030 and 783 million by 2045.
  • 3 in 4 adults with diabetes live in low- and middle-income countries
  • Almost 1 in 2 (240 million) adults living with diabetes are undiagnosed
  • Diabetes caused 6.7 million deaths
  • Diabetes caused at least USD 966 billion dollars in health expenditure – 9% of total spending on adults
  • More than 1.2 million children and adolescents (0-19 years) are living with type 1 diabetes
  • 1 in 6 live births (21 million) are affected by diabetes during pregnancy
  • 541 million adults are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Download the IDF Diabetes Atlas 10th Edition 2021 and other resources at www.diabetesatlas.org.

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