Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the 32 countries of the IDF AFR region.

382 million people have diabetes in the world and more than 19 million people in the AFR Region; by 2035 this will rise to 41.5 million.

There were 1,594,110 cases of diabetes in Democratic Republic of Congo in 2013.

IDF membership

Diabetes in Democratic Republic of Congo - 2013

Total adult population (1000s)

(20-79 years)


Number of deaths in adults due to diabetes


Prevalence of diabetes in adults

(20-79 years) (%)


Mean healthcare expenditures due to diabetes per person with diabetes (USD)


Total cases of adults (20-79 years) with diabetes (1000s) 1,594.11 Number of cases of diabetes in adults that are undiagnosed (1000s) 1,196.94

Democratic Republic of Congo vs world prevalence of diabetes

The figure describes which age groups in the population have the highest proportions of diabetes. The grey line is the distribution of diabetes prevalence by age for the world; the purple line is the distribution for the region; and the country distribution is plotted in the black line. Many middle- and low-income countries have more people under the age of 60 with diabetes compared to the world average. Meanwhile, for high-income countries, a growing population over the age of 60 makes up the largest proportion of diabetes prevalence.

More information on Democratic Republic of Congo is available from the CIA  World Factbook.

IDF Membership in Democratic Republic of Congo

IDF has two Member Associations in the country.

Association Vaincre le Diabète au Congo is a member of IDF since 2006.

Association des Diabétiques du Congo is a member of IDF since 2013.