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Study populations

Portugal, in 2016, had an estimated population of 10.3m with 13% under the age of 15 years and 21% over the age of 65 years. By 2050, it is expected that one in three people will be in the older age groups (35%, 3.2m) and 14% under the age of 15 years.

Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 1m people living with the condition and an estimated 397,900 undiagnosed cases.

Report & Infographic

Time of presentation for screening with an ophthamologist


(Ophthamologists n=34)

  • In time for screening
  • When visual problems have already occurred
  • Too late for effective treatment

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


(All providers n=55)

  • 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=69)

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

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers


(Adults with diabetes n=67)

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

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