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Projected number of diabetics worldwide by region 2045

By 2045, the Western Pacific region is forecast to have the highest number of diabetic people worldwide, with some projected 212 million people aged between 20 and 79 years.

Diabetes in the future

Between 2019 and 2045, the number of diabetics is set to increase in all regions worldwide. Diabetes rates are expected to increase the most in Africa, by roughly 140 percent. Throughout this period, Europe is projected to show the smallest increase, with about 15 percent. In 2045, the countries with the highest number of diabetics are expected to be China with some 147 million and India with about 134 million. That year, about 36 million people are projected to have the condition in the United States.

Children with type 1 diabetes

In 2019, the country with the highest estimated number of children (between the ages of 0 and 14) with type 1 diabetes was India, which had some 96 thousand diabetic children. The United States came a close second with just over 94 thousand. Considering the U.S. population is significantly smaller than that of India, there is a higher percentage of children with type 1 diabetes in the United States.

Projected number of diabetics worldwide in 2045, by region

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Release date

November 2019



Survey time period


Age group

20-79 years

Supplementary notes

All figures are projected and rounded.

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