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Study populations

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.

Report & Infographic

Percentage of health care providers who share patient data with other health care providers to optimize patient care


(Opthamologists n=14)

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t Know

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


(All providers n=14)

  • 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=75)

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

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers


(Adults with diabetes n=75)

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

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