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In 2012

  • More than 371 million people have diabetes.
  • The number of people with diabetes is increasing in every country.
  • Half of people with diabetes are undiagnosed.
  • 4.8 million people died due to diabetes.
  • More than 471 billion USD were spent on healthcare for diabetes.

The IDF Diabetes Atlas 2012 Update generates estimates using new studies that became available in the last year, and updated population estimates. New studies that were reviewed came from Saudi Arabia, Japan, Micronesia, Chile, Pakistan, Senegal, Myanmar, and other countries which add to the evidence of the growing burden of diabetes. The new estimates follow the same upward trajectory evidenced by previous editions of the Atlas, and add urgency to the need for effective prevention, treatment, and an end to silence and discrimination.

Please contact [email protected] if you would like to receive a hard copy of the poster.  

Download regional and country fact sheets

Below you can download:

  • The poster update
  • Slide show of key messages major findings





















PV Mayer

Dr. Perry Mayer is the Medical Director of The Mayer Institute (TMI), a center of excellence in the treatment of the diabetic foot. He received his undergraduate degree from Queen’s University, Kingston and medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

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