Egypt is one of the 20 countries of the IDF MENA region.

382 million people have diabetes in the world and more than 34.6 million people in the MENA Region; by 2035 this will rise to 67.9 million.

There were 7.5 million cases of diabetes in Egypt in 2013.

IDF membership

Diabetes in Egypt - 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) 7,510.60 Number of cases of diabetes in adults that are undiagnosed (1000s) 3,755.30

Egypt 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 Egypt is available from the CIA  World Factbook.

IDF Membership in Egypt

IDF has three Member Associations in the country.

Arabic Association for the Study of Diabetes and Metabolism is a member of

IDF since 2013.

Egyptian Diabetes Association is a member of IDF since 1975.

Upper Egypt Diabetes Association is a member of IDF since 2013.