Seychelles is one of the 32 countries of the IDF African 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 11,400 cases of diabetes in Seychelles in 2015.

IDF membership

Diabetes in Seychelles - 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) 11.4 Number of cases of diabetes in adults that are undiagnosed (1000s) 6.2

Seychelles 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 Seychelles is available from the CIA  World Factbook.

IDF Membership in Seychelles

IDF has one Member in the country.

Diabetic Society of Seychelles is a member of IDF since 1997.