Diabetes rising: we can’t afford for this to happen

This graph should be a wake-up call to all governments. Whilst the minority of people (5-10% but rising) have the unpreventable (so far) Type 1 Diabetes we simply cannot afford the projections shown in this diagram to happen, which are made up in the main by preventable Type 2 Diabetes. It’s not just the cost of treatment, but the tragic impact of complications on individual lives and their families, especially in developing nations and for those on low incomes.

Credit: IDF

Diabetes Rising

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About Julia Manning

Julia Manning is a social pioneer, writer, campaigner and commentator. Formerly a clinical optometrist specialising in diabetes and visual impairment, she is the founder and Director of 2020health, an independent, social enterprise Think Tank whose aim is to Make Health Personal and Social. 2020health has through research, events and campaigning influenced opinion and action in fields as diverse as bioethics, alcohol, emerging technologies, fraud, education, consumer technology and vaccination. In 2014, 2020health were founding partners of the Health Tech and You Awards with Axa PPP and the Design Museum. Since 2016, 2020health has increasingly focused on digital health and public health in the community. Julia is a Fellow of the RSA and now also a part-time PhD student at the UCL Interaction Centre, studying the use of digital technology for stress management in the workplace. Julia has shared 2020health's research widely in the media (BBC News, ITV, Channel 5 News, BBC 1′s The Big Questions & Victoria Derbyshire, BBC Radio 4 Today, PM and Woman's Hour, LBC) and has taken part in debates and contributed to BBC’s Newsnight, Panorama, You and Yours and ITV’s The Week.
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