Diabetes back in the news…

Five million people in England have blood sugar levels that indicate they are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a recent report from Public Health England.

Having high blood glucose levels significantly increases your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, which is a serious health condition which affects 2.9 million people in England, and can lead to devastating complications such as blindness, amputations and stroke, and ultimately early death.

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The new estimate further underlines the need to for people to take preventative action by losing weight, being more active and having a healthier diet. The condition already results in 22,000 early deaths and costs the NHS £8.8billion every year.

The NHS spends 10 per cent of its entire budget managing diabetes and unless we all get better at preventing Type 2 diabetes this figure will rise to unsustainable levels.