DUK publish new data on the numbers of people diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes

Ansu Basu
Date of the announcement: 
Thursday, 4 April, 2019

The patient group, Diabetes UK (DUK), has published new analysis on the number of people living with Type 2 Diabetes in the UK. According to this analysis, there are currently 3.8 million people living with a diagnosis of diabetes in the UK, and 90% of this population have Type 2. Further to this, DUK estimate that there are an addition 1 million people living with Type 2 Diabetes without a diagnosis, bringing the total number up to 4.7 million. DUK estimate that by 2030, this number will rise to 5.5 million. DUK used the figures to call for the UK to do more to address rising obesity rates, as well as encouraging the public to use the ‘Know Your Risk’ online tool and urging people over 40 to get a free NHS Health Check.