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Since 1996 the number of people with diabetes in the UK has more than doubled. Today, 700 people are diagnosed with diabetes every day, costing the NHS £1 million per hour. It is thought that one in 16 people in Britain is suffering from diabetes, although many of them do not even know it.
With 3.9 million sufferers in the UK - nearly 600,000 of them undiagnosed -, diabetes has become a common health condition. If nothing changes, this number will climb to 5 million by 2025. Although diabetes can be well managed, this progressive disease leads to serious complications in the long term, if it isn't managed well: People with diabetes are at an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, blindness, amputations and kidney disease and have a reduced life expectancy. Sadly, diagnosis often comes after the first signs of such complications.
The reasons why diabetes develops are a mix of genes, lifestyle and environmental factors, yet it is largely preventable, even if you have a genetic susceptibility. Type 2 diabetes responds well to changes in diet and lifestyle.
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