President 2020–2022 International Diabetes Federation
Professor Andrew Boulton
"For the first time, the IDF Atlas is able to present the impact of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in different stages of life"
Key global findings 2021
The IDF Diabetes Atlas 10th edition reports a continued global increase in diabetes prevalence, confirming diabetes as a significant global challenge to the health and well-being of individuals, families and societies.
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Diabetes around the world in 2021:
537 million adults (20-79 years) are living with diabetes - 1 in 10. This number is predicted to rise to 643 million by 2030 and 783 million by 2045.
Over 4 in 5 (81%) adults with diabetes live in low- and middle-income countries.
Diabetes is responsible for 6.7 million deaths in 2021 - 1 every 5 seconds.
Diabetes caused at least USD 966 billion dollars in health expenditure – a 316% increase over the last 15 years.
541 million adults have Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT), which places them at high risk of type 2 diabetes..