The IDF South and Central America (SACA) Region includes 20 countries and territories, currently representing 42 diabetes organizations in 19 countries.

According to the IDF Diabetes Atlas 8th Edition, an estimated 26 million adults aged 20-79 years were living with diabetes in the IDF SACA  region in 2017, representing a regional prevalence of 8%. Some 40 % of diabetes cases in the region are undiagnosed. The vast majority (84.4%) of adults with diabetes in the region live in urban areas.

The elected IDF representatives for the South and Central America (SACA) region for 2018-19 are:

Chair: Dr Balduino Tschiedel, Brazil
Chair Elect: Dr Douglas Villarroel, Bolivia

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