Brazil is one of the 19 countries of the IDF SACA region.

415 million people have diabetes in the world and more than 29.6 million people in the SACA Region; by 2040 this will rise to 48.8 million.

There were 14.2 million cases of diabetes in Brazil in 2015.

IDF membership


Diabetes in Brazil - 2015

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) 14,250.8 Number of cases of diabetes in adults that are undiagnosed (1000s) 5,724

Brazil 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 Brazil is available from the CIA  World Factbook.

Diabetes Scorecard in Brazil

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 Brazil here or access the full report at

IDF Membership in Brazil

IDF has three Members in the country.

Associação de Diabetes Juvenil is a member of IDF since 2000.

Federação Nacional de Associações e Entitades de Diabetes is a member of IDF since 2000.

Sociedade Brasileira de Diabetes is a member of IDF since 1979.