Diabetes in North America and Caribbean

Last update: 14/12/2021
  • 51 million adults (20-79) are living with diabetes in the IDF North America and Caribbean Region in 2021. This figure is estimated to increase to 57 million by 2030 and 63 million by 2045.
  • 12 million adults living with diabetes in the IDF North America and Caribbean Region are undiagnosed - 24% of the total number of adults living with diabetes in the region.
  • 47 million adults (20-79) in the IDF North America and Caribbean Region have Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT), which places them at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This number is expected to reach 52 million by 2030 and 57 million by 2045.
  • USD 415 billion was spent on healthcare for people with diabetes in 2021. This amounts to 43% of global diabetes-related health expenditure.
  • 1 in 6 live births in the IDF North America and Caribbean Region are affected by hyperglycaemia in pregnancy.

Source: IDF Diabetes Atlas 10th Edition 2021

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