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Diabetes cases in UK reach all time high, charity warns

BMJ 2023 ; 381 doi: (Published 13 April 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;381:p848
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. Kent

The UK is in the “grip of a rapidly escalating diabetes crisis,” with the number of people affected topping five million for the first time ever, the charity Diabetes UK has warned.

Type 2 diabetes is becoming increasingly common among people aged under 40 and is more prevalent in areas with higher levels of deprivation, the charity’s new analysis shows. 1

Diabetes UK is calling on the government to make diabetes central to its forthcoming strategy on major conditions and to push ahead with …

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