In April-May 2020, IDF held a consultation with its networks, including the Blue Circle Voices (BCV), with the aim of learning more about the smoking habits of people living with diabetes and their perspective on tobacco. 178 people responded to the survey.

Key findings included:

  • 81% of respondents who used to smoke indicated having noticed an improvement in their health after stopping smoking.
  • 80% of respondents were aware that smoking is among the risk factors for type 2 diabetes and can have an impact on the management and control of all types of diabetes.
  • 63% of respondents who currently smoke indicated that they were never offered support from a health professional to stop smoking.
  • 58% of respondents who currently smoke indicated that smoking did not have any negative impact on their health.
  • A majority of respondents searched for information on the link between diabetes and tobacco on their own.
  • 48% of respondents who used to smoke indicated that their diabetes diagnosis influenced their decision to stop smoking.
  • 39% of respondents who currently smoke indicated the main reason why they did not stop smoking was because they did not want to

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In October 2018, IDF held a consultation with its networks, including the Blue Circle Voices (BCV), with the objective of gathering their views on the UN HLM Political Declaration and IDF's preliminary statement. Some 78 participants responded to the survey.

More than 91% of them fully supported the statement.

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Learn more about IDF's networks' views on the matter by downloading the  highlights report.
  • 90 million adults (20-79) are living with diabetes in the IDF South-East Asia (SEA) Region in 2021. This figure is estimated to increase to 113 million by 2030 and 152 million by 2045.
  • 46 million adults living with diabetes in the IDF SEA Region are undiagnosed - 51% of the total number of adults living with diabetes in the region.
  • 47 million adults in the IDF SEA Region have Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT), which places them at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This number is projected to reach 59 million by 2030 and 77 million by 2045.
  • Diabetes was responsible for 747,000 deaths in the IDF SEA Region in 2021. 
  • USD 10 billion was spent on healthcare for people with diabetes in 2021— the second lowest expenditure of all IDF regions.
  • 1 in 4 live births in the IDF SEA Region are affected by hyperglycaemia in pregnancy.

Source: IDF Diabetes Atlas 10th Edition 2021

  • 206 million adults (20-79) are living with diabetes in the IDF Western Pacific Region in 2021. This figure is estimated to increase to 238 million by 2030 and 260 million by 2045.
  • 109 million adults living with diabetes are undiagnosed - 53% of the total number of adults living with diabetes in the region.
  • 50 million adults in the IDF Western Pacific Region have Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT), which places them at increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • Diabetes was responsible for 2.3 million deaths in the IDF Western Pacific Region in 2021 — the highest number of deaths due to diabetes of all IDF regions.
  • USD 241 billion was spent on healthcare for people with diabetes in 2021— 25% of the total global health expenditure on diabetes.
  • 1 in 7 live births in the IDF Western Pacific Region are affected by hyperglycaemia in pregnancy.

Source: IDF Diabetes Atlas 10th Edition 2021

  • 33 million adults (20-79) are living with diabetes in the IDF SACA Region in 2021. This figure is estimated to increase to 40 million by 2030 and 49 million by 2045.
  • 11 million adults living with diabetes in the IDF SACA Region are undiagnosed - 33% of the total number of adults living with diabetes in the region.
  • Diabetes is responsible for 410,000 deaths in the IDF SACA Region in 2021.
  • 47 million adults (20-79) in the IDF SACA Region have Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT), which places them at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This number is expected to reach 46 million by 2030 and 53 million by 2045.
  • USD 65 billion was spent on healthcare for people with diabetes in 2021.
  • 1 in 6 live births in the IDF SACA Region are affected by hyperglycaemia in pregnancy.

Source: IDF Diabetes Atlas 10th Edition 2021

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