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Study populations

Finland, in 2016, had an estimated population of 5.4m with some 21% over the age of 65 years. In 2050, the proportion of older people will increase significantly to 27% (1.5m), with a corresponding decrease in the population under the age of 15 years.

Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting that 360,000 people live with the condition and an estimated 138,000 undiagnosed cases. Of note, Finland has the highest incidence globally for the number of new cases of type 1 diabetes among people under 15 years of age, at an estimated 62.3 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


(All providers n=3)

  • Yes
  • No

Majority of my patients present for screening


(Opthamologists n=3)

  • In time for screening

Complications adults with diabetes were most concerned about


(Adults with diabetes n=80)

  • Vision loss
  • Kidney disease
  • Cardiovascular disease/stroke
  • Neuropathy

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers


(Adults with diabetes n=79)

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

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