Venezuela, in 2016, had an estimated population of 31.5m with 29% under 15 years of age and only 6% over the age of 65 years; this will drastically change in the decades to come despite its increasing population. By 2050, the population will increase to 41.5m and 16% (6.5m) will be those over the age of 65 years.
Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 2.1m people living with the condition and an estimated 733,400 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.