Diabetes is on the increase

Diabetes is on the increase in the UK at an alarming rate and according to recent figures, 10% of the NHS budget is now contributed to the treatment of this disease which equates to £9 billion a year or £173 million per week and rising.

Since 1996 the number of people in the UK with diabetes has risen from 1.4 million people to 3.5 million and it is estimated a further 1/2 a million are undiagnosed and pushing it over 4 million people and by the year 2025 it is estimated to rise to 5 million and that’s only 3 1/2 years away.

In the world today according to recent studies have shown that 415 million people are living with diabetes worldwide which is estimated at 1 in 11 people and this is set to rise to 642 million by 2040.