73m adults are living with diabetes in MENA

IDF Middle-East and North Africa

Including 21 countries and territories, currently representing 29 diabetes organisations.

Elected IDF Representatives for the MENA Region 2023-24:

Prof Mohamed Sandid

Regional Chair

Prof Mohamed Eltom

Regional Chair-Elect


Diabetes Association Afghanistan
Setif Diabetes Association
Bahrain Diabetes Society
Arabic Association for the Study of Diabetes and Metabolism
Egyptian Diabetes Association
Upper Egypt Diabetes Association
Gabric Diabetes Education Association
Iranian Diabetes Society
Iraqi Diabetes Association
Jordanian Society for the Care of Diabetes
Kuwait Diabetes Society
DiaLeb – National Diabetes Organization
Lebanese Diabetes Association
Chronic Care Center
Libyan Pediatric Diabetes Society
Ligue Marocaine de Lutte contre le Diabète
Oman Diabetes Association
Diabetes Association of Pakistan
Diabetes Palestine
Qatar Diabetes Association
Saudi Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Saudi Diabetes and Endocrine Association
Saudi Charitable Association of Diabetes
Sudanese Diabetes Association
Association of Endocrinologists-Diabetologists of Sfax
Emirates Diabetes and Endocrine Society
Yemen Diabetes Association
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Diabetes in Asia Study Group

Diabetes in MENA 2021

73 million adults (20-79)

are living with diabetes

27 million adults

with diabetes are undiagnosed

1 in 7 live births

are affected by hyperglycaemia in pregnancy

Download the regional fact sheet
48m adults have impaired glucose tolerance
1 in 3 adults with diabetes are undiagnosed