Rapport Issue


Publication Date

October 28th 2018


Rakhee Shah

Diabetes is a health condition characterised by elevated blood sugar levels. At present over 4 million of us are living with diabetes; 3.5 million are aware of their condition but the remaining are not. The number with the condition is expected to rise to 5 million by 2025. Well-known complications include damage to the cardiovascular system, eyes, kidneys and lower limbs. Life expectancy is reduced by up to ten years and it is the fifth most common cause of death in the UK. Around 10% of the NHS budget goes towards treatment of diabetes.


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