Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands 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 2,600 cases of diabetes in Faroe Islands in 2015.

IDF membership


Diabetes in Faroe Islands - 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) 2.6 Number of cases of diabetes in adults that are undiagnosed (1000s) 1.0

Faroe Islands 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 Faroe Islands is available from the CIA  World Factbook.

IDF Membership in Faroe Islands

IDF has one Member in the country.

Diabetesfelag Foroya is a member of IDF since 2006.