One out of ten has diabetes

Finland has a population of 5.5 million. There are about 50 000 people with type 1 diabetes and about 300 000 people with type 2 diabetes in Finland. About 4 000 children under the age of 15 have diabetes. The number of undiagnosed cases of type 2 diabetes is estimated at 150 000.
 

Reimbursement of drug expenses for diabetes medicines granted by the Social Insurance Institution of Finland. Number of entitlements at the end of the year 2016

Age group
Total
Male
Female
Total
326 336
178 084
148 252
0–14 years
3 805
2 077
1 730
15–64 years
134 664
80 335
54 309
65– years
187 885
95 672
92 213


Reimbursement of drug expenses, New entitlements for diabetes medicines in 2016

Age group
Total
Male
Female
Total
23 801
13 228
10 573
0–14 years
506
287
219
15–64 years
12 601
7 559
5 042
65– years
10 694
5 382
5 312



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