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Study populations

Slovenia, in 2016, had an estimated population of just over 2m with 18% being over the age of 65 years and 15% under 15 years of age. By 2050, population projections suggest a decrease in the population and with it a significant change in the age distribution, 32% of the population will be over the age of 65.

Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 168,200 people living with the condition and an estimated 63,500 undiagnosed cases.

Report & Infographic

Time of presentation for screening with an ophthalmologist


(Ophthamologists n=11)

  • 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


(All providers n=19)

  • Yes
  • N0
  • Don’t know

Complications adults with diabetes were most concerned about


(Adults with diabetes n=57)

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

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers


(Adults with diabetes n=57)

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

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