Malaysia, in 2015, had an estimated population of 30.7m with 24% under the age of 15 years (7.5m) and 9% over the age of 60 years (1.7m). By 2050, Malaysia will have aged considerably with older people representing some 24% of the total population (9.7m). Of note, is that 4% of the population will be aged 80 years and over.
Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 3.3m people living with the condition and an estimated 1.7m undiagnosed cases.
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