Kuwait

Kuwait is one of the 19 countries and territories of the IDF MENA region.

415 million people have diabetes in the world and more than 35.4 million people in the MENA Region; by 2040 this will rise to 72.1 million.

There were 399,900 cases of diabetes in Kuwait in 2015.

IDF membership

Diabetes in Kuwait - 2015

Total adult population (1000s)

(20-79 years)

2,792

Number of deaths in adults due to diabetes

1,142

Prevalence of diabetes in adults

(20-79 years) (%)

14.3

Cost per person with diabetes (USD)

2,040

Total cases of adults (20-79 years) with diabetes (1000s) 399.9 Number of cases of diabetes in adults that are undiagnosed (1000s) 140.6

Kuwait 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 Kuwait is available from the CIA  World Factbook.

IDF Membership in Kuwait

IDF has one Member in the country.

Kuwait Diabetes Society is a member of IDF since 1992.