Diabetes in South-East Asia

Last update: 14/12/2021
  • 90 million adults (20-79) are living with diabetes in the IDF South-East Asia (SEA) Region in 2021. This figure is estimated to increase to 113 million by 2030 and 152 million by 2045.
  • 46 million adults living with diabetes in the IDF SEA Region are undiagnosed - 51% of the total number of adults living with diabetes in the region.
  • 47 million adults in the IDF SEA Region have Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT), which places them at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This number is projected to reach 59 million by 2030 and 77 million by 2045.
  • Diabetes was responsible for 747,000 deaths in the IDF SEA Region in 2021. 
  • USD 10 billion was spent on healthcare for people with diabetes in 2021— the second lowest expenditure of all IDF regions.
  • 1 in 4 live births in the IDF SEA Region are affected by hyperglycaemia in pregnancy.

Source: IDF Diabetes Atlas 10th Edition 2021

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