Romania, in 2016, had an estimated population of 19.6m with 15% under the age of 15 years and 18% over the age of 65 years. By 2050, Romania will have aged considerably with older people representing some 29% of the total population, or 4.5m. Of note is that 9% of the population, or every 10th person, will be aged 80 years and over.
Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 1.5m people living with the condition and an estimated 670,000 undiagnosed cases.
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