Facts & Figures

The Diabetes Centre provides up-to-date information and projections on diabetes.



Facts And Figures

This site provides the most up-to-date information and projections about diabetes worldwide, according to the International Diabetes Federation.

In 2021,

  • There are approximately 537 million adults (20-79 years) living with diabetes.
  • In 2030, there will be 643 million people living with diabetes, and in 2045, there will be 783 million.
  • The majority of adults with diabetes live in low- and middle-income countries
  • Nearly one in two adults (240 million) living with diabetes is undiagnosed
  • Diabetes caused 6.7 million deaths
  • Diabetes caused at least USD 966 billion dollars in health expenditure – 9% of total spending on adults
  • More than 1.2 million children and adolescents (0-19 years) are living with type 1 diabetes
  • 1 in 6 live births (21 million) are affected by diabetes during pregnancy
  • 541 million adults are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes

In Pakistan

The IDF Diabetes Atlas 9th Edition reports that the prevalence of diabetes in Pakistan has reached 26% out of which 19% are diabetics and 7% are pre- diabetics.

In 2019, over 19 million adults in Pakistan are estimated to be living with diabetes – putting them at risk of life-threatening complications.