Health and Lifestyle for the over 50s

The “Missing Million” Diabetic Epidemic

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Categories: Diabetes /


With official figures of around 2.5 million diabetics in the UK and ‘the missing million‘ – (that’s the estimated number of undiagnosed diabetics out there in the UK), there really needs to be a concerted effort to address this health issue and prevent a crisis in the making, a crisis caused primarily by bad diets.

It may be unthinkable, but this situation could even be far worse. 90% of adults with diabetes have type 2 diabetes (the main cause being obesity)and the number of people who have type 2 diabetes, has TREBLED in the last 30 years. By 2030 4.6 million people are expected to have diabetes.

Modern sedentary lifestyles and junk food are feeding this epidemic – unless urgent action is taken to prevent the growth of the obesity and diabetes epidemics – the prospective costs, both in terms of the human suffering and the money and resources required to deal with it are incalculable.

Type-2 diabetes is irrevocably linked to lifestyle and related to what you eat, so it is essential that you eat a healthy diet and do some exercise, no matter how small an amount. Eat plenty of vegetables and fruit and try to take a walk a couple of times a week.

You can learn more by listening to Dr Chris talking about this issue. Click on the link to the video below.

Many people with type 2 diabetes don’t have any symptoms or they miss certain signs which they don’t recognise as being a potential problem.

Therefore it is vital we are all aware of the often subtle changes to our habits which may signal possible diabetes.

If you would like to read more, why not click on the link below and also listen to Dr Chris explain a little more about the condition.

Diabetes UK Warns that you could have Diabetes Without Knowing It.


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