Study populations

Denmark, in 2016, had an estimated population of 5.6m with 20% over the age of 65 years. By 2050, the population is projected to increase to 6.2m with those under the age of 15 years making up 15% of the population and those 65 years and older 24%.

Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 405,500 people living with the condition. Of note, Denmark is ranked in the top 10 countries in the world for the number of new cases of type 1 diabetes for people under 15 years of age at an estimated 25.1 cases per 100,000 population per year.

Report & Infographic 

Cover page for Denmark Study Report. For accessible PDF version of full report click the image.
Info-graphic containing overview of findings. For an accessible PDF please click the image.

Percentage of health care providers who share patient data with other health care providers to optimize patient care

75% Yes, 25% No
(Opthamologists n=4)

Percentage of adults with diabetes who have completed an eye exam

91.3% Have had an eye exam, 8.7% Never had an eye exam
(Adults with diabetes n=126)
Have had an eye exam
Never had an eye exam

Complications adults with diabetes were most concerned about

39.4% Vision loss, 18.9% Cardiovascular disease/Stroke, 15.7% Amputation, 11% Kidney Disease
(All providers n=127)
Vision loss
Cardiovascular disease/Stroke
Kidney Disease

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers

18.4% Every visit, 26.4% Multiple times per year, 33.6% Once a year, 11.2% When symptoms arise, 8.8%  Never
(Adults with diabetes n=125)
Every visit Multiple times per year Once a year When symptoms arise Never

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