There are currently 3.8 million people with diabetes. It’s estimated that 3.4 million have Type 2, with a further five million currently at risk of developing it.
It’s predicted that by 2035 there will be an estimated 4.9 million people with diabetes in England. You might be surprised to know that around 22,000 people with diabetes die early every year in England.
Type 2 diabetes is a growing health issue and one which NHS England is tackling with its head on, with its diabetes programme which not only focusses on prevention but on treatment and care of the disease.