Norway, in 2016, had an estimated population of 5.2m, with 17% being over the age of 65 years. By 2050, it is expected that the population will increase to 6.5m and one in four people (24%) will be aged 65 years and older (1.5m).
Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 289,600 people living with the condition and an estimated 109,300 undiagnosed cases. Of note, Norway is ranked 4th in the world for the number of new cases of type 1 diabetes for people under 15 years of age, at an estimated 32.5 cases per 100,000 population per year.
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