Health care expenditure due to diabetes worldwide by region 2019

The North American and Caribbean region spent some 325 billion U.S. dollars on health care for people with diabetes in 2019. Health care expenditures were the lowest in Africa and Southeast Asia that year.

Global healthcare expenditure

In 2019, diabetes-related health expenditure was by far the highest in the United States, with roughly 295 billion U.S. dollars, followed by China with 109 billion and Brazil with 52 billion U.S. dollars. Globally, an estimated 760 billion U.S. dollars was spent on diabetes-related healthcare in 2019, meaning almost 40 percent of the global expenditures for the treatment of diabetes was spent in the United States. Global healthcare spending for the condition is projected to grow to an estimated 845 billion U.S. dollars by 2045.

Diabetes-related mortality

In 2019, almost 600 thousand people died as a result of diabetes before the age of 60 in South East Asia, while the Western Pacific saw close to 480 thousand diabetes-related deaths. These regions also have the highest number of people between the ages of 20 and 79 with undiagnosed diabetes: in 2019, there were about 91 million undiagnosed diabetes cases in the Western Pacific region, while approximately 50 million Southeast Asians had undiagnosed diabetes.

Health care expenditure due to diabetes worldwide in 2019, by region

Expenditure in billion U.S. dollars
North America and Caribbean324.5
Western Pacific162.2
South and Central America69.7
Middle East and North Africa24.9
Southeast Asia8.1
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Release date

November 2019



Survey time period


Age group

20-79 years

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