Diabetes in Western Pacific

Last update: 14/12/2021
  • 206 million adults (20-79) are living with diabetes in the IDF Western Pacific Region in 2021. This figure is estimated to increase to 238 million by 2030 and 260 million by 2045.
  • 109 million adults living with diabetes are undiagnosed - 53% of the total number of adults living with diabetes in the region.
  • 50 million adults in the IDF Western Pacific Region have Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT), which places them at increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • Diabetes was responsible for 2.3 million deaths in the IDF Western Pacific Region in 2021 — the highest number of deaths due to diabetes of all IDF regions.
  • USD 241 billion was spent on healthcare for people with diabetes in 2021— 25% of the total global health expenditure on diabetes.
  • 1 in 7 live births in the IDF Western Pacific Region are affected by hyperglycaemia in pregnancy.

Source: IDF Diabetes Atlas 10th Edition 2021

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