The IDF South and Central America (SACA) Region includes 20 countries and territories, currently representing 42 diabetes organizations in 19 countries.

According to the IDF Diabetes Atlas 8th Edition, an estimated 26 million adults aged 20-79 years were living with diabetes in the IDF SACA  region in 2017, representing a regional prevalence of 8%. Some 40 % of diabetes cases in the region are undiagnosed. The vast majority (84.4%) of adults with diabetes in the region live in urban areas.

The elected IDF representatives for the South and Central America (SACA) region for 2018-19 are:

Chair: Dr Balduino Tschiedel, Brazil
Chair Elect: Dr Douglas Villarroel, Bolivia

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Upcoming events

  • XVII Congress of the Latin American Diabetes Association (ALAD)
    Date of event:
    29 October 2019 - 02 November 2019
    Location:
    Punta Cana International Convention Center, Km 28, #74, Bv. Turístico del Este, Punta Cana 23000, República Dominicana, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
    Organiser:
    Asociación Latinoamericana de Diabetes (ALAD)
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IDF Young Leaders in South and Central America

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