Chile, in 2016, had an estimated population of 18.1m with 20% under the age of 15 years and 11% aged 65 years and over. By 2050, total population will increase to 216m with those under the age of 15 years making up 14% while one in four (26%, 5.6m) will be 65 years or older.
Alongside the ageing population, the prevalence of people with diabetes appears to be increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 1.4m people living with diabetes and an estimated 470,800 undiagnosed cases.
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