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Diabetes cases in UK reach all time high, charity warns

BMJ 2023; 381 doi: (Published 13 April 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;381:p848
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. Kent

The UK is in the “grip of a rapidly escalating diabetes crisis,” with the number of people affected topping five million for the first time ever, the charity Diabetes UK has warned.

Type 2 diabetes is becoming increasingly common among people aged under 40 and is more prevalent in areas with higher levels of deprivation, the charity’s new analysis shows.1

Diabetes UK is calling on the government to make diabetes central to its forthcoming strategy on major conditions and to push ahead with …

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