Diabetes in MENA

Last update: 14/12/2021
  • 73 million adults (20-79) are living with diabetes in the IDF MENA Region in 2021. This figure is estimated to increase to 95 million by 2030 and 136 million by 2045.
  • 27 million adults living with diabetes in the IDF MENA Region are undiagnosed - 38% of the total number of adults living with diabetes in the region.
  • 48 million adults in the IDF MENA Region are living with Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT), which places them at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This number is estimated to increase to 36 million by 2030 and 81 million by 2045.
  • Diabetes is responsible for 796,000 deaths in the IDF MENA Region in 2021. 
  • USD 33 billion was spent on healthcare for people with diabetes in 2021. 
  • 1 in 7 live births in the IDF MENA Region are affected by hyperglycaemia in pregnancy.

Source: IDF Diabetes Atlas 10th Edition 2021

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