Study populations 

Poland, in 2016, had an estimated population of 37.9m with 15% both over the age of 65 years and under 15 years. By 2050, it is expected that almost one in three people will be in the older age groups (31%, 10.2m) and only 12% will be under the age of 15 years.

Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 2.2m people living with the condition and an estimated 847,500 undiagnosed cases.

Report & Infographic 

Cover page for Poland Study Report. For accessible PDF version of full report click the image.
Info-graphic containing overview of findings. For an accessible PDF please click the image.

Time of presentation for screening with an ophthamologist

7.1% In time for screening, 85.7% When visual problems have already occurred, 7.1% Too late for effective treatment
(Ophthamologists n=14)
In time for screening When visual problems have already occurred Too late for effective treatment

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

63% Yes, 25.9% No, 11.1% Don’t know
(All providers n=27)
Don’t know

Complications adults with diabetes were most concerned about

46.1% Vision loss, 28.4% Cardiovascular disease/stroke, 9.8% Amputation, 4.9% Kidney disease
(Adults with diabetes n=102)
Vision loss Cardiovascular disease/stroke Amputation Kidney disease

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers

26.7% Every visit, 18.8% Multiple times per year, 27.7% Once a year, 17.8% When symptoms arise, 5.9% Never
(Adults with diabetes n=101)
Every visit Multiple times per year Once a year When symptoms arise Never

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