The Netherlands

The Netherlands is one of the 47 countries of the IDF EUR region.

387 million people have diabetes in the world and more than 52 million people in the EUR Region; by 2035 this will rise to 69 million.

There were 886,700 cases of diabetes in the Netherlands in 2014.

IDF membership


Diabetes in The Netherlands - 2014

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) 886.7 Number of cases of diabetes in adults that are undiagnosed (1000s) 301.5

The Netherlands 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 The Netherlands is available from the CIA  World Factbook.

IDF Membership in The Netherlands

IDF has one Member Association in the country.

Diabetesvereniging Nederland is a member of IDF