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  • Europe: ageing population
  • India: very young population
  • Japan: super-aged population
Slide 4 - image of 2 graphs India & Japan
Slide 5 - image of a graph Japan rapidly changing population

Here is a map of Europe showing the prevalence of people aged 65 or more:

Slide 6 - image of Europe
Effects of demographics in terms of diabetes
  • Europe: higher percentage of elderly people – higher prevalence of diabetes
  • People becoming older – higher prevalence of diabetes
  • Success of treatment, people live longer with their diabetes – higher prevalence of diabetes

This is also called the triple wave or the triple ageing of diabetes.

Here you can see what the trends will be in Japan:


Slide 8 - Japans trends graphic
Patients change over time
  • Diagnosis at younger age
  • Live longer with the disease – progressive
  • Much more obese
  • More comorbidity
  • More polypharmacy
  • Expect more and demand more