Democratic Republic of Congo

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

415 million people have diabetes in the world and more than 14 million people in the AFR Region; by 2040 this figure will more than double.

There were over 1.7 million cases of diabetes in Democratic Republic of Congo in 2015.

IDF membership

Diabetes in Democratic Republic of Congo - 2015

Total adult population (1000s)

(20-79 years)


Number of deaths in adults due to diabetes


Prevalence of diabetes in adults

(20-79 years) (%)


Cost per person with diabetes (USD)


Total cases of adults (20-79 years) with diabetes (1000s) 1,762.9 Number of cases of diabetes in adults that are undiagnosed (1000s) 1,257

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 dotted line is the distribution of diabetes prevalence by age for the world; the black line is the distribution for the region; and the country distribution is plotted in the red 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.

Diabetes Scorecard in the Democratic Republic of Congo

IDF in partnership with its member associations developed the first Global Diabetes Scorecard designed to track the progress that national governments are making on diabetes and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Data have been collected and countries measured on their actions in six critical areas : National diabetes plans and policies; Health systems and access to care; Monitoring and surveillance systems; Government budgeting and finance for diabetes; Engagement and rights; National adoption of the global monitoring framework for NCDs.

Download the scorecard for the Democratic Republic of Congo here or access the full report at

IDF Membership in Democratic Republic of Congo

IDF has two Members 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.