The IDF Diabetes Atlas is the authoritative resource on the global burden of diabetes. First published in 2000, it is produced by IDF biennially in collaboration with experts from around the world and contains data on diabetes cases, prevalence, mortality and expenditure on the global, regional and national level.
The Seventh Edition, published in December 2015, features estimates for 2015 and projections for 2040. For the first time, intervals have been produced to quantify the uncertainty around estimates of diabetes prevalence.
The uncertainty interval around the global estimate of adults with diabetes was estimated to range from 7.2% to 11.4% [339-536 million]. This means that while IDF estimates the prevalence of diabetes to be 415 million, the true figure could lie between 339 and 536 million.
Read more about the IDF Diabetes Atlas at www.diabetesatlas.org.
The Atlas is supported by Astra Zeneca, Lilly Diabetes, Merck and Novo Nordisk.