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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

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


(Opthamologists n=4)

  • Yes
  • No

Percentage of adults with diabetes who have completed 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


(All providers n=127)

  • Vision loss
  • Cardiovascular disease/Stroke
  • Amputation
  • Kidney Disease

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers


(Adults with diabetes n=125)

  • Every visit
  • Multiple times per year
  • Once a year
  • When symptoms arise
  • Never

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