Diabetes UK has launched a new strategy called ‘A generation to end the harm: Diabetes UK Strategy 2020-2025’ coinciding with World Diabetes Day 2019
There are an estimated 2.85 million people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in England, and more than 850,000 living with the condition who do not know they have it because they have not yet been diagnosed − bringing the total up to 3.7 million.
The new strategy from Diabetes UK focuses on achieving five key outcomes by 2025:
- more people with type 1, type 2 and all other forms of diabetes will benefit from new treatments that cure or prevent the condition
- more people will be in remission from type 2 diabetes
- more people will get the quality of care they need to manage their diabetes well
- fewer people will get type 2 and gestational diabetes
- more people will live better and more confident lives with diabetes, free from discrimination.
The charity said that more than half of all cases of type 2 diabetes could be prevented or delayed, and in turn, the risk of developing the related complications, by tackling overweight and obesity.
Full document: A generation to end the harm: Diabetes UK Strategy 2020-2025
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