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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Diabetes UK say Poor diabetes care in England 'costing lives'

"Poor diabetes care in England is leading to avoidable deaths, record rates of complications and huge costs to the NHS, a charity is warning.

Diabetes UK says the disease is the fastest growing health threat of our times and current care models are not working to get on top of the problem.

The NHS spends a tenth of its budget on diabetes, but most goes on managing complications not preventing them.

The government says it is focusing on early intervention.

Diabetes UK's own annual snapshot says there has been very little overall improvement in diabetes provision in the past year and that some aspects of care have got worse - such as fewer people with type 1 diabetes receiving an annual check-up."

Link to full BBC news story here. 

Diabetes UK is the leading diabetes charity in the UK. They recommend a diet to diabetics that I call the diet of slow death and makes it almost impossible to control diabetes safely. The NHS audited stats Diabetes UK quote proves this.


Results for England. The National Diabetes Audit 2010-2011

Percentage of registered Type 1 patients in England

HbA1c > 6.5% (48 mmol/mol) = 92.6%
HbA1c > 7.5% (58 mmol/mol) = 71.3%
HbA1c > 10.0% (86 mmol/mol) = 18.1%

Percentage of registered Type 2 patients in England

HbA1c > 6.5% (48 mmol/mol = 72.5%
HbA1c > 7.5% (58 mmol/mol) = 32.6%
HbA1c >10.0% (86 mmol/mol) = 6.8%

These results are very similar to those obtained in previous NHS audits over the past 5 - 6 years. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Prevention is a very good word.

Do you think those who should be in the know could look further than the end of their nose and re-read the National Diabetes Audit.

Could they not actually recommend a diet and foods that would help diabetics and not make blood sugar numbers worse.

Could they not open their eyes and see the many blogs and books that talk openly about the success that by following a low carb high fat diet can bring.

As Diabetes UK say the current care models and dietary recommendations are clearing not working. But what are they doing about it?