Ireland, in 2016, had an estimated population of 4.6m with 22% under the age of 15 years and 14% over the age of 65 years. Unlike many countries in Europe, Ireland’s population is expected to increase but the age distribution will change significantly. By 2050, those under the age of 15 years will make up 18% of the population and one in four people (26%, 1.4m) will be over the age of 65 years.
Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 171,800 people living with the condition and an estimated 64,800 undiagnosed cases.
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