The Netherlands, in 2016, had an estimated population of 16.9m, with some 16% under the age of 15 years and 18% over the age of 65 years. The Netherlands’ population is expected to slowly yet steadily increase during the next few decades. By 2050, it is expected that the population will increase to 17.2m and over one in four people (28%) will be aged 65 years and older (4.8m).
Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 973,500 people living with the condition and an estimated 367,500 undiagnosed cases.
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