Log In
Monday 24th October 2016

Diabetes set to rise 46%

11th June 2008

A report by the charity Diabetes UK suggests that more than four million people across the country will be suffering from the disease by 2025.

A rise in the numbers of overweight and obese people will be the main cause of a 46% increase in the population of people with diabetes. At present, some 2.3m people in the UK have the condition with a further 500,000 unaware that they are diabetic. The charity said that 80% of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are overweight at the time.


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2016