More than 44 million people have diabetes. If we do not act now, this figure will rise to 60 million by 2040.
29.9% of them have not been diagnosed and are at higher risk of developing harmful and costly complications.
Diabetes caused 324,000 deaths in 2015,
Over one third (38.3%) of those deaths were in people under the age of 60.
USD 348 billion were spent on treating diabetes.Health expenditure on diabetes in the region is estimated to account for more than half of the world's diabetes-related healthcare spending.
Read more on diabetes in the IDF North American and Caribbean region in the 7th edition of the IDF Diabetes Atlas: