Public Health England new data shows that 5 million British people risk developing type-2 diabetes
When the body fails in proper using or production of insulin and can no longer balance blood sugar levels, diabetes occurs. Improper diet and obesity are directly linked to type-2 diabetes. Present data shows that 3.2 million people in the UK only are affected from this serious disease.
Diabetes complications can be debilitating, involving blindness and amputations. Also, diabetes is known to be a major cause of death among people that follow an unhealthy lifestyle and consequently develop this illness.
Public Health England (PHE) calculations show that up to 5 million adults have non-diabetic hyperglycemia, a state that describes a pre-diabetic condition. This translates into a risk of developing type-2 diabetes.
Even if some doctors argue with this results, because only 10% of pre-diabetic patients further develop diabetes, this is the most accurate data obtained so far.
Consequently, The National Health Service in UK (NHS) is preparing a diet and exercise prevention plan that had been shown to have very good results in reducing diabetes incidence, to support the risk group: “We know how to lower the risk of developing type-2 diabetes: lose weight, exercise and eat healthily, but it’s hard to do it alone”, Duncan Selbie PHE chief executive said. “PHE’s evidence review shows that supporting people along the way will help them protect their health, and that’s what our prevention programme will do.”
Additionally, the prevention program may help the NHS reduce the managing budget for diabetes, which has proved to have unsustainable costs, due to the very big number of affected people that need assistance.