The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has released new figures showing that 537 million adults are now living with diabetes worldwide – a rise of 16% (74 million) since the previous IDF estimates in 2019.
These new findings highlight the alarming growth in the prevalence of diabetes around the world. More findings include that the global prevalence of diabetes has reached 10.5%, with almost half (44.7%) of adults undiagnosed. By 2045, 783 million adults will be living with diabetes – or one in eight adults. This would be an increase of 46%, more than double the estimated population growth (20%) over the same period.
More information and supporting data about the national, regional and global prevalence of diabetes can be found at www.diabetesatlas.org. The 10th Edition of the IDF Diabetes Atlas will be launched at the IDF Virtual Congress 2021 on 6 December.
The theme of World Diabetes Day on 14 November was ‘Access to Diabetes Care’. The IDF call on national governments to provide the best possible care for people living with diabetes and develop policies to improve diabetes screening and Type 2 diabetes prevention, especially among young people.
Learn more at www.worlddiabetesday.org.