United Arab Emirates, in 2016, had an estimated population of 9.2m with 14% under the age of 15 and 1% 60 years and older. By 2050, those that are 15 years and younger will make up 12% of the country population while those aged 65 years or older will comprise some 16% (2m) of the population.
Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 1.1m people living with the condition and an estimated 387,200 undiagnosed cases.
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