Sweden 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 446,900 cases of diabetes in Sweden in 2015.

IDF membership


Diabetes in Sweden - 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) 446.9 Number of cases of diabetes in adults that are undiagnosed (1000s) 168.7

Sweden 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 Sweden is available from the CIA  World Factbook.

IDF Membership in Sweden

IDF has two Members in the country.

Svenska Diabetesforbundet is a member of IDF since 1950

Swedish Society for Diabetology is a member of IDF since 1991