Vietnam is one of the 21 countries and territories of the IDF WP region.

415 million people have diabetes in the world and almost 153 million people in the WP Region; by 2040 this will rise to 215 million.

There were 3.5 million cases of diabetes in Vietnam in 2015.

IDF membership

Diabetes in Vietnam - 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) 3,509.1 Number of cases of diabetes in adults that are undiagnosed (1000s) 1,832.4

Vietnam 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 Vietnam is available from the CIA  World Factbook.

IDF Membership in Vietnam

IDF has one Member  in the country.

Vietnamese Association of Diabetes and Endocrinology is a member of IDF since 2006.