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Diabetes costs NHS £1m an hour

8th October 2008

The charity Diabetes UK says the condition is costing the NHS £1m every hour.

It calculates that with about 10% of the NHS spending going on diabetes or related complications that equates to £9bn a year and effectively £1m per hour. The findings are contained in its report entitled 'Beware the silent assassin', which aims to highlight that diabetes is a serious condition and to improve awareness of its devastating complications. A series of posters across the UK and media advertising will be used to convey a campaign message.

 

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Article Information

Title: Diabetes costs NHS £1m an hour
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 8678
Date Added: 8th Oct 2008

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