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Number of people with diabetes will increase by 40% by 2023, says report

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 08 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1354
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    The number of patients diagnosed with diabetes in England and Wales could increase by more than 40% by 2023, a new report says.

    The report says that the increasing numbers means that those people at highest risk, such as overweight people, could be targeted for prevention programmes (Health Statistics Quarterly 2002;14:5-13).

    It says: “Body mass index has been identified as a dominant risk factor for diabetes, and the risk of diabetes was reduced among men who took regular exercise. In Finland, type …

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