About This Statistic
This statistic shows the percentage of diabetics worldwide in 2015 and projections for 2040. In 2015, an estimated 8.8 percent of the adult population worldwide had diabetes. This figure is projected to rise to 10.4 percent by the year 2040. In 2015, there were an estimated 34.9 million cases of type 2 diabetes in China, the highest number of any country in the world, followed by India and the United States.