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In the 34 poorest African countries, the cost of diabetes per person is more than double the average income. In 2010, an estimated 6% of all deaths in sub-Saharan Africa will be caused by diabetes – a three-fold increase over a decade. (Depressingly, IDF estimates that more than three quarters of people with diabetes in Africa are undiagnosed.) Unless major advances are made in the prevention of diabetes, the number of cases in sub-Saharan Africa is projected to reach 24 million by 2030 – twice the current figure.
(1): CIA factbook
(2): WHO 2008
(3): IDF Diabetes Atlas, 5th edition annual update, 2012