Diabetes in Africa

More than 14 million people have diabetes. If we do not act now, this figure will reach 34 million by 2040.

Africa has the highest percentage (66.7%) of undiagnosed people, who are at higher risk of developing harmful and costly complications.

Diabetes caused 321,000 deaths in 2015.

79% of those deaths were in people under the age of 60 - the highest percentage across regions.

Africa has the lowest diabetes-related expenditure, at only USD 3.4 billion .

Read more about diabetes in Africa in the 7th edition of the IDF Diabetes Atlas: