Belgium

Belgium is one of the 47 countries of the IDF European region.

415 million people have diabetes in the world and more than 59.8 million people in the EUR Region; by 2040 this will rise to 71.1 million.

There were 543,100 cases of diabetes in Belgium in 2015.

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Diabetes in Belgium - 2015

Total adult population (1000s)

(20-79 years)

8,141

Number of deaths in adults due to diabetes

4,269

Prevalence of diabetes in adults

(20-79 years) (%)

6.7

Cost per person with diabetes (USD)

6,114.6

Total cases of adults (20-79 years) with diabetes (1000s) 543.1 Number of cases of diabetes in adults that are undiagnosed (1000s) 205.1

Belgium 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 Belgium is available from the CIA  World Factbook.

Diabetes Scorecard in Belgium

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 Belgium here or access the full report at www.idf.org/global-diabetes-scorecard

IDF Membership in Belgium

IDF has two Members in the country.

Association Belge du Diabète is a member of IDF since 1950.

Diabetes Liga is a member of IDF since 1950.