Diabetes is currently the 5th most common cause of death in the world.
5% of people (1 in 20) in the UK have diabetes.
Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the US.
Around 1 in 8 people between 20 and 79 years old have their death attributed to diabetes.
The average life expectancy is reduced by:
More than 20 years (Type 1)
Up to 10 years (Type 2)
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Artificial pancreas to benefit type 1 diabetes patients in the UK
The Guardian - 07-Nov-2023
Cutting-edge technology to manage blood sugar and enhance well-beingRead more...
Excessive salt intake linked to 39% higher risk of type 2 diabetes
Independent - 01-Nov-2023
Reduce your intake by checking food labels and using herbs and spices insteadRead more...
Excessive red meat intake raises alarm for type 2 diabetes development
Sky News - 19-Oct-2023
Prioritize plant-based proteins, lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetesRead more...
A&E screening could detect thousands of undiagnosed diabetes cases
Sky News - 04-Oct-2023
Early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes with simple blood test can help you avoid serious complicationsRead more...
Early diagnosis and treatment of type 2 diabetes can add years to your life
University of Cambridge - 03-Oct-2023
Diagnosis at 30 may cut 14 years off life, but early treatment can extend itRead more...