Diabetes is on the increase

Diabetes is on the increase and now accounts for 90% of all diabetic cases in the UK according to recent figures and 10% of the NHS budget is contributed to the treatment of diabetes which equates to £9 billion per year or £173 million per week.

Since 1996 the number of people in the UK with diabetes has risen from 1.4 billion 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 2025 it is estimated to rise to 5 million and that’s only 5 years away.

In the world today according to recent studies 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.