Greece is one of the 47 countries of the IDF EUR region.

382 million people have diabetes in the world and more than 56 million people in the EUR Region; by 2035 this will rise to 68.9 million.

There were 584,600 cases of diabetes in Greece in 2013.

IDF membership


Diabetes in Greece - 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) 584.60 Number of cases of diabetes in adults that are undiagnosed (1000s) 213.91

Greece 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 Greece is available from the CIA  World Factbook.

IDF Membership in Greece

IDF has three Member Associations in the country.

Hellenic Diabetes Association is a member of IDF since 1976.

Hellenic Diabetes Federation is a member of IDF since 2000.

Panhellenic Federation of People with Diabetes is a member of IDF since 2013.