China is one of the 23 countries and territories of the IDF WP region.

382 million people have diabetes in the world and more than 138.2 million people in the WP Region; by 2035 this will rise to 201.8 million.

There were 98.4 million cases of diabetes in China in 2013.

IDF membership

Diabetes in China - 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) 98,407.38 Number of cases of diabetes in adults that are undiagnosed (1000s) 53,238.39

China 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 China is available from the CIA  World Factbook.

IDF has one Member Association in the country.

Chinese Diabetes Society is a member of IDF since 1985