Canada is one of the 24 countries of the IDF NAC region.

382 million people have diabetes in the world and more than 36.7 million people in the NAC Region; by 2035 this will rise to 50.4 million.

There were 2.6 million cases of diabetes in Canada in 2013.

IDF membership

Diabetes in Canada - 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) 2,638 Number of cases of diabetes in adults that are undiagnosed (1000s) 730.99

Canada 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 purplen 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 Canada is available from the CIA  World Factbook.

IDF Membership in Canada

IDF has two Member Associations in the country.

Canadian Diabetes Association is a member of IDF since 1954.

Diabète Quebec is a member of IDF since 1982.