Diabetes cases soar by 60% in past decade

More than 3.3 million people in the UK have some form of the condition, up from 2.1 million in 2005.  Diabetes cases soar by 60% in past decade.

The inability to control the levels of sugar in the blood can lead to amputations and blindness.

Roughly 90% of cases are type 2 diabetes, which is the form closely linked to diet and obesity.

22,000 people each year die in England and Wales who have been diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2.

People with type 1 generally develop it in childhood and are unable to produce the hormone insulin to control their blood sugar levels.

You can read more about diabetes at BBC Health by clicking here.

The National Diabetes Prevention Programme has useful information so we can take a proactive approach to this illness.

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