Facts and Figures

The estimated diabetes prevalence for adults between the ages of 20 and 79 worldwide for 2012 was 382 million and it is expected to affect 592 million people by 2035. It is estimated that 175 million people have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes.
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimated that in 2013 ve countries had more than 10 million people with diabetes: China, India, the United States of America, Brazil, the Russian Federation.
The IDF also reported that in 2013 the ten countries with the highest diabetes prevalence in the adult population were Tokelau (37.5%), Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Saudi Arabia, Nauru, Kuwait and Qatar (22.9%).
Diabetes affects people in both urban and rural settings worldwide, with 64% of cases in urban areas and 36% in rural1.
DIABETES: FACTS AND STATS
PART ONE: HOW COMMON IS DIABETES?
UK
It is estimated that more than one in 17 people in the UK has diabetes (diagnosed or undiagnosed)2.
DIAGNOSED
There are 3.2 million people who have been diagnosed with diabetes in the UK (2013)3.
By 2025, it is estimated that ve million people will have diabetes in the UK4.
It is equivalent to:
• more than 400 people every day (410)
• over 17 people every hour (17.12).
• around three people every ten minutes. (2.85)5.
(based on difference between 2025 estimate – current diagnosed: divided by 12 years to 2025; divided by 365/24/60×10)
UNDIAGNOSED
It is estimated that there are around 630,000 people in the UK who have diabetes but have not been diagnosed