Despite all the latest scientific information regarding diet, and the 180 degree turn around by the largest nutritional organisation in the world The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, DUK continue recommending a diet of slow death to diabetics. They have to, they have no choice, they are stuck between a rock and a hard place. For decades they have promoted the wrong dietary information, how do they back peddle that in a hurry? Secondly, DUK's big pharma pay masters would drop them like five pound of condemned veal if they promoted the correct diet.
"A new survey from Diabetes UK has revealed that 42 per cent of people with Type 2 diabetes do not feel confident in managing their condition.
The survey of 2,722 people who attended a Diabetes UK’s Living with Diabetes Days, which is being published during Diabetes Week, suggests that many hundreds of thousands of people with Type 2 diabetes do not have the knowledge and information they need to manage their condition and so reduce their risk of devastating health complications.
There is also potential to save huge costs by ensuring that all people with diabetes get the education they need to prevent avoidable complications from developing. Diabetes currently accounts for 10 per cent of the entire NHS budget, with 80 per cent of this spend totaling £8 billion going on managing complications such as blindness, amputation and stroke.
Given that the number of people living with diabetes in the UK has now reached an all-time high of 3.9 million, Diabetes UK is calling for the Government and the NHS to do more to ensure people get the support and education they need to be able to manage the condition both at the point of diagnosis and beyond.
Barbara Young, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, said: “It is extremely worrying that so many people with diabetes don’t feel confident at managing their diabetes, as this means huge numbers of people do not have information that could be lifesaving. This makes no sense because the health complications of diabetes are not only devastating but are also extremely costly to treat"