Ireland is experiencing a Diabetes Epidemic


  • 854,165 adults aged 40+ in the Republic of Ireland are at increased risk of developing (or have) Type 2 diabetes. There are a further 304,382 in the 30 – 39 year age group that are overweight and not taking the weekly 150 minutes recommended physical activity
  • This means that there are 1,158,547 adults in Ireland that need to consider making changes to their daily behaviours in terms of eating healthily and being more active (30% of the adult population)
  • The number in Northern Ireland living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes is now 100,000. This includes the estimated 12,000 who have not yet been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.