153 million people have diabetes. If we do not act now, this figure will rise to 215 million by 2040.
Over half of them have not been diagnosed and are at higher risk of developing harmful and costly complications.
Diabetes caused 1,9 million deaths in 2015 - the highest mortality rate across regions.
45% of those deaths were in people under the age of 60.
Despite being the region with the highest diabetes burden, only USD 106 billion was spent on treating diabetes.
Read more about diabetes in the Western Pacific Region in the IDF Diabetes Atlas Seventh Edition: