Burden of disease from diabetes


Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease characterized by elevated levels of blood glucose. Its main types are type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes (the most frequent), and gestational diabetes. Diabetes is a leading cause of mortality and disability in countries of the Americas. It is the second leading cause of DALYs in the Region, and estimates indicate that the burden will continue increasing in the following years. The Pan American Health Organization, through the Global Diabetes Compact initiative, is providing technical cooperation to countries of the Region to prevent and control the diabetes burden.

This visualization presents the level and trends of mortality and burden of diabetes (excluding chronic kidney disease due to diabetes) by age, sex, and location (country, subregion, and Region) in the Americas from 2000 to 2019.