SOUTH AFRICA DIABETES CARE DEVICES MARKET - GROWTH, TRENDS, COVID-19 IMPACT, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The South Africa Diabetes Care Devices Market is segmented into Management Devices (Insulin Pumps, Insulin Syringes, Insulin Cartridges, Disposable Pens, and Jet Injectors) and Monitoring Devices (Self-monitoring Blood Glucose and Continuous Glucose Monitoring). The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

South Africa Diabetes Care Devices Industry Overview

South Africa Diabetes Devices Market Size
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
CAGR: > 4.3 %

Major Players

South Africa Diabetes Devices Market Key Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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South Africa Diabetes Care Devices Market Analysis

The South Africa Diabetes Care Devices Market is expected to register a CAGR of more than 4.31% during the forecast period 2022-2027 and is estimated to reach around USD 172 million by 2027.

The COVID-19 pandemic positively impacted the South Africa Diabetes Care Devices Market growth. Patients with diabetes, infected with COVID-19 may experience elevated blood glucose, abnormal glucose variability, and diabetic complications. In South Africa, as of July 2022, there have been 40,02,133 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 101,943 deaths, reported to WHO. The prevalence of diabetes in people with COVID-19 caused a significant increase in severity and mortality of COVID-19 in people with either type 1 (T1DM) or type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), especially in association with poor glycemic control. While new-onset hyperglycemia and new-onset diabetes (both T1DM and T2DM) have been increasingly recognized in the context of COVID-19 and have been associated with worse outcomes. To avoid aggravation, a patient's blood glucose should be monitored and maintained regularly, which has underlined the importance of diabetes care devices.

According to IDF Diabetes Atlas 2021, one in nine adults in South Africa are living with diabetes. The main diagnosis for diabetes patients is imbalances in blood glucose levels, which are not in compliance with the standard blood glucose levels. The general lab diagnostic tests can only help to diagnose the disease by physicians. Patients with more fluctuations in glucose levels need to get it checked every day. Patients administering insulin need to check their blood glucose levels frequently, adjust the doses of insulin, or change the medication, if necessary.

The rate of newly diagnosed Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes cases is seen to increase, mainly due to obesity, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity. The rapidly increasing incidence and prevalence of diabetic patients and healthcare expenditure in developed countries are indications of the increasing usage of diabetic care products. Moreover, the increasing adoption of insulin delivery devices and the rising prevalence of diabetes are driving the market growth. Leading manufacturers are focusing on technological innovations and the development of advanced products to gain a substantial share of the market.

Therefore, owing to the aforementioned factors the studied market is anticipated to witness growth over the analysis period.

South Africa Diabetes Care Devices Industry Segments

The South Africa Diabetes Care Devices Market is segmented into Management Devices (Insulin Pumps, Insulin Syringes, Insulin Cartridges, Disposable Pens, and Jet Injectors) and Monitoring Devices (Self-monitoring Blood Glucose and Continuous Glucose Monitoring). The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

Monitoring Devices (value and Volume, 2016 - 2027)
Self-monitoring Blood Glucose Devices
Glucometers
Test Strips
Lancets
Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Devices
Sensors
Durables
Management Devices (Value and Volume, 2016 - 2027)
Insulin Delivery Devices
Insulin Pump Devices
Insulin Pump Monitors
Insulin Pump Reservoirs
Insulin Infusion Sets
Insulin Syringes
Insulin Disposable Pens
Insulin Cartridges in Reusable pens

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South Africa Diabetes Care Devices Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the South Africa Diabetes Care Devices Market according to our research experts:

Increasing Prevalence of Diabetes in South Africa

The diabetes prevalence in South Africa has reached 11.3%, the highest in Africa as per IDF. The country will also register an estimated 96,000 deaths due to diabetes in 2021. The cost of diabetes-related health expenditure has risen to 1,700 USD per person which is estimated to be around 7.2 billion USD.

In South Africa, diabetes is the fastest growing disease, and the country has a high number of diabetic patients. The prevalence of diabetes is growing among all ages in South Africa, which can be attributed to the increasing obese population, along with an unhealthy diet and a sedentary lifestyle. When diabetes is undetected or inadequately treated, people with diabetes are at risk of serious and life-threatening complications, such as heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, and lower-limb amputation. These result in reduced quality of life and higher healthcare costs and lead to a greater need for access to care. The rising prevalence of diabetes and obesity, growing awareness of diabetic care, healthcare expenditure, and technological advancements are a few factors that are further driving the market for diabetes care devices in South Africa.

One of the main aims of diabetes treatment is to keep blood glucose levels within a specified target range which can be achieved by balancing food with activity, lifestyle, and diabetes medicines. Blood glucose monitoring readings provide the information required to determine the best management strategy for diabetes. The number of times people with diabetes who use insulin will check their blood glucose levels varies according to several factors. People with type 2 diabetes not using insulin may not need to check their blood glucose levels as regularly, however, they may find a period of structured self-monitoring to be helpful.

One of the most effective ways to decrease the prevalence of diabetes in South Africa is to educate citizens and encourage healthy decision-making. South Africa is currently working towards this goal. One recent preventative measure taken by the South African government is the implementation of a sugar tax. By charging more for sugary drinks and foods, the government is fighting obesity and helping citizens make more conscious decisions. South Africa launched a Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP). The DPP aims to integrate intervention treatments into a culturally relevant context through household questionnaires and group gatherings for at-risk individuals.

Due to the early age and longer diabetes duration, the youth is at risk of developing diabetes at a younger age, which lessens their quality of life, shortens life expectancy, and increases healthcare costs to society. Hence, the demand for diabetes care devices market has been on the rise, and its adoption rate is seen increasing, which has been driving the market.

South Africa Diabetes Devices Market Share

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Segment is expected to grow during the forecast period

The continuous glucose monitoring segment is expected to witness a CAGR of more than 13.5% over the forecast period.

Diabetes mellitus has been of wide concern with its high prevalence, resulting in increased financial burdens for clinical systems, individuals, and governments. The COVID-19 pandemic emphasizes the need for good glycemic control in patients with diabetes, in large part because most observational studies have reported that poorly controlled diabetes is associated with a higher risk for hospitalization and death from a viral illness.

Diabetes South Africa (DSA), Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa (SEMDSA), and Youth with Diabetes (YWD) are the various organizations in South Africa working towards helping diabetes patients. DSA is a nonprofit that centers around mobilizing volunteers to demand better treatment for those with diabetes and focuses on educating citizens and lobbying the government for better facilities and cheaper healthcare. Further, SEMDSA researches the genetic sources and causes of diabetes. This organization also promotes high standards of treatment and encourages the widespread availability of medicine. The organizations are promoting the allocation of an increased budget dedicated to funding all aspects of diabetes care and providing a system for better coordination with the Council of Medical Schemes (CMS), the organization in charge of reimbursement, to limit out-of-pocket payments and prevent increased expenditure for patients.

Continuous glucose monitoring sensors use glucose oxidase to detect blood sugar levels. Glucose oxidase converts glucose to hydrogen peroxidase, which reacts with the platinum inside the sensor, producing an electrical signal to be communicated to the transmitter. Sensors are the most important part of continuous glucose monitoring devices. Technological advancements to improve the accuracy of the sensors are expected to drive segment growth during the forecast period. Continuous glucose monitoring has become a popular alternative to the portable finger-prick glucometers available in the market for the convenience of diabetic patients.

Furthermore, the current continuous glucose monitoring devices can either display the trends in the levels of blood glucose by downloading the data or give a real-time picture of glucose levels through receiver displays. Continuous glucose monitoring devices are becoming cheaper with the advent of new technologies, like cell phone integration, which is likely to drive the segment.

Thus, owing to the above-mentioned factors it is expected to drive the segment growth over the forecast period.

South Africa Diabetes Devices Market Growth

South Africa Diabetes Care Devices Market Competitor Analysis

There have been constant innovations driven by manufacturers to compete in the market. The major players, such as Novo Nordisk and Medtronic, resort to inorganic market strategies, such as mergers and acquisitions, to establish market dominance, while also adhering to organic growth strategies, which is evident from the R&D spending of these companies.

South Africa Diabetes Care Devices Market Top Players

  1. Dexcom

  2. F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

  3. Novo Nordisk

  4. Abbott

  5. Medtronic

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Novo Nordisk and Medtronic

South Africa Diabetes Care Devices Market Recent Developments

  • In June 2022, Abbott announced that it's developing a new bio-wearable that will continuously monitor glucose and ketone levels in one sensor.
  • In Nov 2020, BIOCORP a French company specializing in the design, development, and manufacture of medical devices announced the commercial launch of Mallya, the first connected medical device for insulin pen injectors in South Africa.

South Africa Diabetes Care Devices Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Monitoring Devices (value and Volume, 2016 - 2027)

      1. 5.1.1 Self-monitoring Blood Glucose Devices

        1. 5.1.1.1 Glucometers

        2. 5.1.1.2 Test Strips

        3. 5.1.1.3 Lancets

      2. 5.1.2 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Devices

        1. 5.1.2.1 Sensors

        2. 5.1.2.2 Durables

    2. 5.2 Management Devices (Value and Volume, 2016 - 2027)

      1. 5.2.1 Insulin Delivery Devices

        1. 5.2.1.1 Insulin Pump Devices

          1. 5.2.1.1.1 Insulin Pump Monitors

          2. 5.2.1.1.2 Insulin Pump Reservoirs

          3. 5.2.1.1.3 Insulin Infusion Sets

        2. 5.2.1.2 Insulin Syringes

        3. 5.2.1.3 Insulin Disposable Pens

        4. 5.2.1.4 Insulin Cartridges in Reusable pens

  6. 6. MARKET INDICATORS

    1. 6.1 Type-1 Diabetes Population (2016 - 2027)

    2. 6.2 Type-2 Diabetes Population (2016 - 2027)

  7. 7. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 Becton and Dickenson

      2. 7.1.2 Medtronic

      3. 7.1.3 Insulet

      4. 7.1.4 Tandem Diabetes Care

      5. 7.1.5 Ypsomed AG

      6. 7.1.6 Novo Nordisk

      7. 7.1.7 Sanofi

      8. 7.1.8 Eli Lilly

      9. 7.1.9 Abbott

      10. 7.1.10 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

      11. 7.1.11 Lifescan (Johnson &Johnson)

      12. 7.1.12 Dexcom

    2. 7.2 Company Share Analysis

      1. 7.2.1 Self-monitoring Blood Glucose Devices

        1. 7.2.1.1 Abbott Diabetes Care

        2. 7.2.1.2 LifeScan

        3. 7.2.1.3 Others

      2. 7.2.2 Continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices

        1. 7.2.2.1 Dexcom Inc.

        2. 7.2.2.2 Medtronic PLC

        3. 7.2.2.3 Others

      3. 7.2.3 Insulin Devices

        1. 7.2.3.1 Omnipod

        2. 7.2.3.2 Novo Nordisk AS

        3. 7.2.3.3 Others

  8. 8. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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South Africa Diabetes Care Devices Market Research FAQs

The South Africa Diabetes Care Devices Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The South Africa Diabetes Care Devices Market is growing at a CAGR of >4.3% over the next 5 years.

The South Africa Diabetes Care Devices Market is valued at 139 Million USD in 2018.

The South Africa Diabetes Care Devices Market is valued at 172 Million USD in 2028.

Dexcom, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Novo Nordisk, Abbott, Medtronic are the major companies operating in South Africa Diabetes Care Devices Market.

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