Italy 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 20405 this will rise to 7.1 million.

There were over 3.5 million cases of diabetes in Italy in 2015.

IDF membership


Diabetes in Italy - 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) 3,507.7 Number of cases of diabetes in adults that are undiagnosed (1000s) 1,324.3

Italy 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 Italy is available from the CIA  World Factbook.

Diabetes Scorecard in Italy

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 Italy here or access the full report at

IDF Membership in Italy

IDF has five Members in the country.

FAND - Associazione Italiana Diabetici is a member of IDF since 1985.

Associazione Italiana per la Difesa degli Interessi dei Diabetici is a member of IDF since 1952.

Associazione Medici Diabetologi is a member of IDF since 2000.

Associazione Nazionale Italiana Atleti Diabetici is a member of IDF since 2009.

Societa Italiana di Diabetologia is a member of IDF since 1979.