Panama 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 230,600 cases of diabetes in Panama in 2015.

IDF membership

Diabetes in Panama - 2015

Total adult population (1000s)

(20-79 years)


Number of deaths in adults due to diabetes



Prevalence of diabetes in adults

(20-79 years) (%)



Cost per person with diabetes (USD)



Total cases of adults (20-79 years) with diabetes (1000s) 230.6 Number of cases of diabetes in adults that are undiagnosed (1000s) 92.3

Panama 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 Panama is available from the CIA  World Factbook.

IDF Membership in Panama

IDF has one Member in the country.

Asociación Panameña de Diabéticos is a member of IDF since 1988.