Soaring obesity levels means NHS is now spending 8% of its entire medicines bill treating diabetes
Most of the rise – which costs the NHS £725million a year – is down to the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, which is linked to obesity and unhealthy lifestyles.
Diabetes drugs bill ‘on the rise’
The rising rates of diabetes mean the condition now accounts for nearly a 10th of the annual NHS drugs bill in England, official figures show.
Mothers’ diet link to diabetes
Scientists say they have found a mechanism which may explain why a poor diet during pregnancy can increase the risk of offspring developing diabetes.
White rice ‘raises diabetes risk’
Replacing white rice with whole grain foods in the diet can cut the risk of diabetes by a third, say researchers.
Diabetes rises by 50% in five years fuelled by soaring levels of obesity
Some three million adults and children now have the condition, after an increase of more than 117,000 in the past 12 months alone, the Diabetes UK charity warns.
Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have found how obesity drives insulin resistance, the condition that may lead to type 2 diabetes
Daily pill that could reverse diabetes brings hope to millions of sufferers
Scientists from Washington University found a compound, produced naturally by the body, that can restore normal blood sugar metabolism.