Bulgaria, in 2016, had an estimated population of 7.1m with 14% under the age of 15 years and 20% over the age of 65 years. Over the next few decades, the total population is expected to decrease by 27% with a marked change in the age distribution. By 2050, those under the age of 15 years will make up 15% of the total population whereas 29% will be 65 years or older.
Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 459,200 people living with the condition and an estimated 199,000 undiagnosed cases.
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