Diabetes in South East Asia

78 million people have diabetes. If we do not act now, this figure will rise to 140 million by 2040

Half of them have not been diagnosed and are at higher risk of developing harmful and costly complications

Diabetes caused 1,2 million deaths in 2015 - the second highest mortality rate of any of the 7 IDF regions, after the Western Pacific Region

More than half of those deaths were in people under the age of 60 

However, the region has the lowest health expenditure per person with diabetes, totalling only USD 7.3 billion 

Read more about diabetes in the South East Region in the IDF Diabetes Atlas Seventh Edition: