40% of people living with diabetes undiagnosed

2 October, 2023

With thanks to Global Health Now.


About 40% of people living with diabetes globally go undiagnosed, according to new research.

Most people who are not diagnosed live in Africa (60%), followed by south-east Asia (57%) and the western Pacific region (56%), says the 2023 diabetes global industry overview, the largest survey of its type to date.

Half of those who are diagnosed do not receive treatment, said the report. Three in four people with the condition live in low and middle-income countries where people cannot always access healthcare services.


News article: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2023/sep/29/diabetes-undi...

Report: https://www.aginganalytics.com/_files/ugd/d7b9fd_d4ff8e5f2b44493f8953264...

HIFA profile: Neil Pakenham-Walsh is coordinator of HIFA (Healthcare Information For All), a global health community that brings all stakeholders together around the shared goal of universal access to reliable healthcare information. HIFA has 20,000 members in 180 countries, interacting in four languages and representing all parts of the global evidence ecosystem. HIFA is administered by Global Healthcare Information Network, a UK-based nonprofit in official relations with the World Health Organization. Email: neil@hifa.org