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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

One in three adults in England 'on cusp' of diabetes !

More than a third of adults are on the cusp of developing type-2 diabetes, figures for England show.
A report, in the British Medical Journal, highlights an "extremely rapid" rise in pre-diabetes since 2003.
The authors predict a surge in type-2 diabetes in the coming years, with consequences for life expectancy and disability.
The charity Diabetes UK said the NHS was already spending one-tenth of its budget on the condition.
People with pre-diabetes have no symptoms of ill health, but their blood sugar levels are at the very high end of the normal range - on the cusp of diabetes.
Between 5% and 10% of people with pre-diabetes go on to develop type-2 diabetes each year, the researchers said.
Their study looked at Health Survey for England data between 2003 and 2011.
In 2003, 11.6% of adults surveyed had pre-diabetes, but the figures trebled to 35.3% by 2011.
More on this story here.


Anonymous said...

I heard this on the radio this morning and the usual dietician came on to say that people should eat less and exercise more and cut out fat and sugar from their diets.

Which is pretty much the same advice that has been given since 1980 and appears to have got us into this mess in the first place.

It astonishes me that these apparently sentient beings can spout this nonsense without any doubt when they need only to think for a minute or two to see that this is not working and has not worked and so cannot be good advice.

I suppose we should take some solace that at least sugar is now being added to the 'things to cut down' list when previously it would have only been saturated fat.

This is what it feels like to bang your head against the wall for ever...



Galina L. said...

I suspect not all the people with "pre-diabetes" will be diabetics in a future. It doesn't mean their higher normal sugar will not make them more prone to "modern deceases".