Study populations

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.

Report & Infographic

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

(All providers n=21)

  • Sufficient information available
  • Information not sufficient
  • No written information available
  • Don’t know

Percentage of adults with diabetes who have completed an eye exam

(Opthamologists n=68)

  • Have had an eye exam
  • Never had an eye exam

Complications adults with diabetes were most concerned about

(Adults with diabetes n=68)

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

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers

(Adults with diabetes n=68)

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