South Africa, in 2016, had an estimated population of 54.3m with 29% under the age of 15 and only 5% over the age of 65. By 2050, the population is expected to increase by 33%, and associated with a significant change in the age distribution, 7.5m people will be in the older age group.
Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 2.3m people living with the condition and an estimated 1.4m undiagnosed cases.
The DR Barometer Community is a growing multidisciplinary network of thought leaders and organizations who are working together to address gaps in diabetes patient care. Join today to help improve vision health outcomes among people living with diabetes.