Bangladesh is one of the 6 countries of the IDF SEA region.

382 million people have diabetes in the world and more than 72.1 million people in the SEA Region; by 2035 this will rise to 123 million.

There were 5 million cases of diabetes in Bangladesh in 2013

IDF membership

Diabetes in Bangladesh - 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) 5,089.04 Number of cases of diabetes in adults that are undiagnosed (1000s) 2,218.82

Bangladesh 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 Bangladesh is available from the CIA  World Factbook.

IDF Membership in Bangladesh

IDF has three Member Associations in the country.

Diabetic Association of Bangladesh is a member of IDF since 1959.

Faridpur Diabetic Association is a member of IDF since 2009.

Eminence is a member of IDF since 2013.