Facts about diabetes in The Netherlands

Interesting cheatsheet on diabetes facts in The Netherlands published by the Diabetes Vereniging Nederland:

  • 600,000 known people have diabetes type 1 and type 2
  • 250,000 people have diabetes without their knowledge
  • so, 1 on every 19 Dutch citizen has diabetes
  • 85% have diabetes type 2
  • 15% have diabetes type 1
  • 70,000 diabetics added annually
  • at least 6,000 children (age less than 19) suffer from diabetes
  • 5,000 of these children have diabetes type 1
  • annual growth at least 500 children with type 1

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