Iran

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

387 million people have diabetes in the world and more than 37 million people in the MENA Region; by 2035 this will rise to 68 million.

There were over 4.5 million cases of diabetes in Iran in 2014.

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Diabetes in Iran - 2014

Total adult population (1000s)

(20-79 years)

53,039

Number of deaths in adults due to diabetes

38,079

Prevalence of diabetes in adults

(20-79 years) (%)

8.6

Cost per person with diabetes (USD)

722

Total cases of adults (20-79 years) with diabetes (1000s) 4,581.6 Number of cases of diabetes in adults that are undiagnosed (1000s) 2,290.8

Iran 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 Iran is available from the CIA  World Factbook.

Diabetes Scorecard in Iran

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 Iran here or access the full report at www.idf.org/global-diabetes-scorecard

IDF Membership in Iran

IDF has one Member Association in the country.

Iranian Diabetes Society is a member of IDF since 1969.