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