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Study populations

France, in 2016, had an estimated population of 67m. Low fertility rates will continue to be a feature in the next two decades leading to population decline, and further ageing population. In 2050, it is projected that 32% of the population will be at least 60 years old while only 22% of the population will be under the age of 20 years. Furthermore, 16% of the population will be 75 years of age or over, constituting more than 10m.

Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 3.3m people living with the condition and an estimated 1.2m undiagnosed cases. France is the ranked 6th highest in the world for diabetes–related health expenditure at $19bn USD.
Report & Infographic
Cover page for France 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.

Report & Infographic

Time of presentation for screening with an ophthamologist


(Ophthamologists n=24)

  • In time for screening
  • When visual problems have already occurred
  • Too late for effective treatment

Availability of DR patient education materials in health care providers’ offices


(All providers n=41)

  • Sufficient information available
  • Information not sufficient
  • No written information available
  • Don’t know

Complications adults with diabetes were most concerned about


(Adults with diabetes n=84)

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

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers


(Adults with diabetes n=41)

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

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