India 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 65 million cases of diabetes in India in 2013.

IDF membership

Diabetes in India - 2012

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) 65,076.36 Number of cases of diabetes in adults that are undiagnosed (1000s) 31,919.96

India 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 purple 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 India is available from the CIA  World Factbook.

IDF Membership in India

IDF has two Member Associations in the country.

Diabetic Association of India is a member of IDF since 1962.

Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India is a member of IDF since 2013